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The Search for 
the Parents and Siblings of 

Mobley H. Rhone 

of Houston County, Texas and 
Anderson County, Texas, and 

Mathew L. Rone 

of Ray County, Missouri and 
Benton County, Arkansas. 

And their Lowrey and Mobley Roots 

A Narrative and Collection of Research Notes 
By Steve Malone 


This page is the back of the 
front cover. 



The Search for 

the Parents and Siblings of 

Mobley H. Phone of Houston County, Texas and 

Anderson County, Texas, and 

Mathew T. Pone ofPyy County, Missouri and 

Benton County, Arkansas 

And their Towrey and Mobley Poots 

By Steve Malone 

Boise, Idaho 

Published Mid February 2019 


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Acknowledgments 

Karen Hill Walker and Richard St. Clair provided financial support to obtain NARA bounty land 
warrant applications and other information related to the subjects of this research. Such assistance in very 
gratefully acknowledged and appreciated. Their help made it possible to dig a little deeper, and hopefully 
improved the quality of our research. 

Ray Nelson and Sharon Rone Self provided background information that facilitated parts of this 
research. Without their help, considerably more effort would have been expended, quite possibly with a 
less thorough result. Their contributions are gready appreciated. 

Ruthanne (Rhone) Mashchenko helped by getting DNA tested, and allowing the first DNA 
comparison between the lines of Mobley Rhone and Mathew Rone. She also helped by assisting with the 
research of records of Wake County, North Carolina. 

Thanks are due to David Belt, Karen Walker, and Lonnie Vice for their help in an early effort to 
establish a Rone DNA Pool at GEDMatch.com. 

Special thanks are due to Dottie and Richard Rhone, Ruthanne Mashchenko, Candice and Lonnie 
Vice, Mel and Robert Rone, Karen Hill Walker, Charles and Wendy Bennett, Thomas Longfellow, 
Merrill and William Roan, Ronald and Elena Hande, Lourinda Kay Smith, Sharon Rone Self and C. 
Ronald Rone for inviting me to view their AncestryDNA results. Doing so led to many unexpected 
insights into the ancestry of our Rhone/Rone clan. 

Extra special thanks are due to John McKinney and David McKinney, who helped explore a possible 
connection between our Rone clan and that of Adam Rone, bom 1762 in Holland. Their prompt reply to 
my queries saved me from going off on a needless and time-consuming tangent. 

Several others contributed in various ways, including Jenny Mello, Paul Wilkerson and Bob Rone. 

Hopefully there are no other contributions that I have failed to acknowledge. Any such omission is 
regrettable and completely unintended. 


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Dedication 


This book is dedicated to my brief encounter in 1966 with my great grandmother, Mary Alice 
(Richardson) Rone, whom 1 met a short time before our family moved to Belgium. She was a very 
pleasant woman, and her spinster daughter Allene Rone was a hoot! At that time, they lived in Longton, 
Kansas in a tiny, dilapidated house with a hand pump in the kitchen, a huge vegetable garden, a wood- 
burning stove, and a two-seat outhouse in back. Meeting these two old ladies and seeing how they lived 
fascinated me greatly, but it was the only chance I had to visit with them, as she died before we returned 
from Europe. The town of Longton at that time was withering on the vine, and was a mere shadow of 
itself when, twenty years later, 1 returned to the area while bicycle touring from coast to coast. 


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About the Author 


I have been conducting family history research for nearly a decade, having authored and self-published 
two very detailed histories of my paternal Malone/Hunter and Williams/Cater clans (this is the first effort 
on my maternal side). I have a number of other books in various stages of completion, which is primarily 
why I chose to publish in this fairly simple format - doing so requires less time and effort, though the 
quality of research is fairly close to the same level as found in any of my books. Another reason for this 
simpler format is that it is likely that some of the well-reasoned speculations contained herein are unlikely 
to ever be proven conclusively: due to a scarcity of records in the time period in general, and a near total 
absence of records in the relevant time period for Bedford County, Tennessee in particular. The hope is 
that this information can aid a future researcher, who might have the good fortune to happen upon some 
family lore, or other rare information source, that either confirms or refutes any of those conclusions that 
are speculative. 

In my professional life, 1 like to say that I faked a 20-year career as an urban planner, a vocation that 
improved my writing ability to the point that my books are, in general, easy to read (at least when the 
narrative is driven by clear facts). My time as a planner gave me invaluable experience in navigating land 
and court records, and in interpreting maps. Being able to spatially relate 200-year-old public records 
(which events occurred nearer or farther from one another) is often the key to understanding who is 
related to whom, and who is likely not a person of interest. It is also important to understand how 
jurisdictions have changed over time; counties all over the country were often split, merged, adjusted or 
otherwise reconfigured during the late 1700s and early 1800s. The result can be an ancestor who stayed in 
one place for decades, but the changing jurisdictions create the illusion of constantly moving from place to 
place. 


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Table of Contents 

Acknowledgments_ ii 

Dedication_ iii 

About the Author_ iv 


Table of Contents _V 

Rones, Rhones, Roans and Roanes _ 1 

Introduction: The Biography of T.J. Rone _ 2 

Henry Rone? _ 8 

Henry Pierce Rone_8 

Henry Rone of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina_8 

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina _ 10 

Three Williams_11 

Back to the Clem and Samuel Rone_12 

Wake County, North Carolina _ 15 

Middy (Lowrey) Rone’s Ancestors_17 

Tennessee: Bedford & Lincoln County _ 19 

Samuel Rone, Junior_21 

The Early Texas Rhones _ 22 

Mobley H. Rhone_22 

Harvey Newton Rhone_24 

The 1830 Census_24 

DNA Analysis_25 

Mobley’s Children and Grandchildren_26 

Mathew L. Rone _ 28 

Mathew’s Children and Grandchildren by Emaline Fowler_28 

Mathew’s Children and Grandchildren by Martha Holman_32 

The Rone DNA Pool _ 35 

Rebeccah Rone: A Missing Sister_36 

Samuel Rone, Junior: The Missing Brother_36 

Condensed DNA Results_39 

Rebeccah (Rone) Woodard _ 45 

Rebeccah’s Children and Grandchildren_47 

Samuel Rone, Junior _ 48 

Samuel Junior’s Children and Grandchildren_49 

Summary of Findings _ 52 

Conclusion: Validation _ 55 


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Appendices _/ 

Appendix A: Early Texas Rhone Timeline_II 

A Few Basic Facts_II 

Mobley Rhone Timeline_III 

John Rhone Timeline_VII 

Appendix B: Wake County, NC Timelines_IX 

Roans/Rones_IX 

Mobleys_XI 

Lowreys_XIII 

Appendix C: Rones/Roans of North Mecklenburg County, NC_XV 

Appendix D: Rones/Roans of South Mecklenburg County, NC_XVIII 

Appendix E: Rones/Roans of Tennessee_XXVI 

Bedford County, Tennessee_XXVI 

Ray County, MO Deeds_XXVIII 

Lincoln County, Tennessee_XXX 

Hardin County, Tennessee_XXXI 

Appendix F: Henry Rone/Roan of Marshall County, TN_XXXII 

Appendix G: Descendants of Clement Rone_XXXIII 

Index _ XXXVI 


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Rones, Rhones, Roans and Roanes 

A very reasonable question to ask is: how can there be four surnames, yet only one clan? The answer is 
that, prior to the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary , there was little effort made to standardize 
spellings of English words, so a lack of consistency in the spelling of surnames in the early 1800s should 
not at all be surprising. 

The effort to create the O.E.D. began in 1857. It was the first attempt at a dictionary that 1) documented 
all words used in the English language, 2) attempted to standardize their spelling, and 3) undertook to 
identify where in literature the use of each word had first occurred. The first volume of the ultimate ten- 
volume set was not published until 1884, which helps to give a sense of the enormity of the undertaking. 

So, if there weren’t standardized spellings for words back then, how were names spelled? Quite simply, 
they were spelled as they sounded: phonetically. To one person, our surname was the valley in Switzerland 
and France through which the Rhone River flows; to another it was the color of a horse (roan or roane); 
and then there was just the simplest form of the sound (rone), which is the predominant spelling for our 
clan. In English, “rone” is defined as a word of Scottish origin for a gutter or pipe that carries water from 
a roof. This might be a clue to the trade of one of our Scottish ancestors, as yDNA testing has shown that 
the ancestors of our Rone clan actually had the surname of St. John. 1 But those are subject outside the 
scope of this book, and thus are mysteries for someone else to solve. 

Of course, an additional part of the reason for so many spellings of our clan’s surname was illiteracy. 

While literacy is assumed for the vast majority of people in the United States today, it has been only 50 
years since there was a major effort to eliminate illiteracy in the United States. It wasn’t until 1852 that any 
state had passed a law requiring compulsory public education. And for many years after that, in a lot of 
places, schooling was paid for by subscription, meaning that some people simply couldn’t afford an 
education. 


1 E-mail from Paul Wilkerson, Jr to Steve Malone dated 27 Aug 2018. 


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Introduction: The Biography of T.J. Rone 

The main source of clues about the ancestry of brothers Mathew L. Rone and Mobley H. Rhone comes 
from a biographical account of Mathew’s son, T.J. Rone, 2 which is included in its entirety below (in 
italics), coupled with my commentary to correct some factual, spelling and/or grammatical errors. 

T.J. Rone died on 27 Jul 1907 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His Utah death certificate 3 states that his usual 
residence was St. Jo, Texas, and that his occupation was that of a grain dealer. Since he was alive when the 
following article was published, it is strongly suspected to have been autobiographical (he provided the facts, 
though it was written possibly by another). 

These sorts of biographical accounts are family lore, not scholarly, fact-checked historical accounts. An 
author/publisher would announce an intention to record the early history of an area. For subscribing to 
purchase a certain number of copies of the resultant book, the subscriber would be entitled to a family 
biography of a particular length. To obtain a biography like his, which also contained a portrait, would have 
meant a substantial subscription, as compared with the run-of-the-mill bios in the book. We are deeply 
indebted to T.J. for having borne this expense and thus preserving this vitally important bridge to our past. 

Information within the biography that pertains to T.J. comes from his first-hand knowledge, and is very 
detailed and accurate, as is that about his family. Because he had less direct contact with them, information 
about his siblings is a bit less accurate; of his aunts and uncles, a bit less so; and information dating from 
before his puberty was virtually all second or third hand. Thus, in the following account, any information 
that pre-dates 1850 is likely not based upon direct knowledge. The information would have come from a 
variety of sources, and the odds are good that facts pertaining to two or more people or events may have 
been merged or otherwise distorted. That is why it is always advisable to corroborate information found in 
bios such as this with facts recorded in public records. Not doing so will inevitably lead to a dead end, or 
worse — a wrong turn that leads to someone else’s ancestor (I call this Franken-Genealogy: the grafting of 
unrelated ancestors onto the torso of your true family tree). It was also not uncommon for there to be 
limited or no opportunity for the subscribers to proofread these stories before they were published. Thus, 
errors in name spellings and other details are to be expected. 

Because there are some factual errors in the following account, this annotated version attempts to identify 
and correct those errors, and where possible to provide a small amount of additional factual information. 
Text not found in the original biography is shown in square brackets [ ]. To improve clarity, lists of names 
have been reformatted as bulleted lists. 

Among the early settlers of Montague and Cooke counties [,Texas]— men who came here in an early day and have 
reclaimed the wild region for the purposes of civilisation — Mr. Rone is numbered and he is now successfully engaged 
in grain dealing in Saint Jo. His birth occurred in Ray county, Missouri, November 24, 1838, his parents being 
Mathew L. and Emaline (Fowler) Rone, both of Tennessee [Bedford County: they lived there, but 
were not born there]. The paternal grandfather was a native of Ireland [Scotland per Mathew’s 1880 Census 
record] and on emigrating to America settled in North Carolina, where all of his children were born. While there 


2 History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas by B. B. Paddock (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1906), Volume I, pages 
458-461 

3 Ancestry.com’s Utah, Heath and Military Heath Certificates, 1904-1916, Thomas J. Rone, date of death 27 Jul 1907. 


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he enlisted for sendee in the Black Hawk war [which took place in 1832] and subsequently he removed to 
Tennessee, where he spent his remaining days. The members of the family were: 

• Matthew, 

• Mobly H. [sic: the 1870 Census has him listed as Robert Rhone, though it could be that 
the correct middle name is Harbert], who came to the Tepublic of Texas and was a pioneer near 
Palestine [sic: he was a pioneer near Crockett, TX; he did not move to near Palestine until 
fairly late in his life]/ 

• John, who went to Mississippi [sic: DNA results show that this third brother was actually 
Samuel Rone, Junior, as will be explained more fully later]/ and 

• three sisters whose names are not recorded. 

The last sentence in the paragraph above states that there were six siblings: three named brothers, and three 
unnamed daughters. Whether this was the complete family, or simply the family members with whom T.J. 
was familiar, is an open question. These may simply be the family members who were living during his 
lifetime. While it was very unlikely that a source could be found that would add to our knowledge of any of 
Mathew Rone’s other, anonymous siblings, the identity of one sister will be discussed in a later chapter. The 
Census records of his father (whose identity will be proved in a later section) shows more than six children, 
suggesting that all but these six likely died before T.J.’s days as a young boy. 

Mobley Rhone’s unique given name is the key to interpreting the early clues to the Rone/Rhone family, 
which is why the next chapter will be about him. His first marriage was to Mary Prather in Mecklenburg 
County, North Carolina on 20 May 1820. 

The only clue about John Rhone, the third brother, was that he had migrated to Mississippi. At first blush, 
that clue appears to be a dead end: no early record of a John Rone/Rhone/Roan/Roane of the correct age 
(born around the time of either Mobley [circa 1800] or Mathew [circa 1814]) appears in early records there. 
But when T.J. Rone’s biography was recorded, it was likely in an interview that was transcribed in hand 
written notes, which would have made extensive use of abbreviations and/or shorthand. So, John would 
likely have been recorded as “Jno.” But what if what was recorded was “Jnr,” for Junior, and the typesetter 
had mistakenly interpreted that as “Jno,” for John? If it were, indeed, Junior, then this person would have 
the same given name as T.J.’s grandfather. But it is far too early to deal with the murkier facts provided by 
T.J.’s bio, so we will return to that thought later. For now, let’s continue on. 

Mathew Rhone [sic] was bom in North Carolina and with his parents removed to Tennessee, remaining in their 
home up to the time of his marriage. Soon afterward, in 1825 [sic: almost certainly 1835], he removed to Ray 
county, Missouri, and was an early resident of that locality. There he improved a goodfarm and in connection with 
its cultivation he followed his trade of a stone and brick tnason. He was also a millwrigjot andpossessed much natural 
mechanical ingenuity. He proved an excellent man in a new country because of his varied capabilities and he assisted 
?naterially in its early development and upbuilding, contributing in substantial measure to the welfare of the section of 
Missouri in which he lived. He remained successfully in business in Ray county for many years and there his wife died 
in 1867, subsequent to which time he sold out and removed to Arkansas, where he bought a farm. Taking up his 
abode where he remained upon that place until his death, which occurred when he had reached the age of seventy-jive 
years. He was too old for active service in the Civil war, but his sympathy was entirely with the Confederacy. His 
attention throughout life was given to his fanning, milling and mechanical pursuits, and he was known as a man 
always true to his honest convictions, gaining and retaining the respect of his fellow citizens in each community in 


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which he lived. He held membership in the Christian church. His wife, who died in Ray county, Missouri, in 1855, 
was a daughter of Samuel Fowler of North Carolina, who removed to Tennessee and later became a prominent 
pioneer resident there and a worthy member of the Christian church. He served in the Black Hawk war and assisted 
in subduing the red men andpenetrating the new countries which he claimedfor the uses of civilisation. He thus aided 
in making it possible for others to establish homes on the frontier. His children were: 

• Mira [Altamira], now the wife of H. Graham [Henry Faris Graham]/ 

• Mrs. Emaline Rone; 

• Martha , the wife of J. Milligan [sic: this is a blend of two people and almost certainly a 
mistake by the editor/typesetter that resulted from skipping a line that included yet another 
daughter of Samuel’s: 

o Martha married Moses F. Ritter; it was her sister Mary who married Milligan, 
o Sarah Amanda Fowler who married John Wesley Petree, 4 
o Mary Caroline Fowler who married James Grant Milligan]; 

• Rusetta [sic: Lucetta A.], the wife of H. Sons [sic: Thomas H. Sauer/Sour/Sours, and 

she was later the wife of John H. Lucas]/ 

• Thomas B. and 

• LeRoy, who died in Missouri; and 

• Jesse G., of Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

Mr. and Mrs. Mathew L. Rone had seven children: 

• Samuel, who died at the age of seventeen years; 

• Nathaniel H., of Oakland, Oregon; 

• T.J.; 

• William H. H. and 

• George M., who are residents of Ray county, Missouri; 

• Mathew A., who died in Texas; and 

• Media A. [Meda] , the wife of Thomas Belt. 

Emaline (Fowler) Rone’s first son was born in 1836 in Missouri. Since there is no record of Emaline’s 
marriage in Ray County, Missouri (where records seem to be complete), she most likely was married in 
Bedford County, Tennessee, probably just prior to the move to Ray County (around 1835). 

Leroy P. Fowler’s marriage to Martha Jane (Patton) Cowsert on 12 Sep 1837 is the first marriage record for 
a Fowler in Ray County, Missouri. This further supports the notion that the families of both Samuel Fowler 
and Mathew Rone arrived in the county in 1835, not 1825. 

The text is somewhat ambiguous about who had fought in the Black Hawk War: Mathew Rone or Samuel 
Fowler? The remainder of the paragraph is related to Mathew, so it would appear that he was the one who 
served. After all, Samuel would have been at least 57 years old in that war. If Mathew did serve, it appears 


44 A large pool of DNA results for descendants of Caleb Blagg (Sarah [Blagg] Fowler’s grandfather) produced a large 
number matches that are consistent with Sarah Amanda Fowler being as related to Samuel and Sarah as a large 
percentage of their other children. Since this is a minor point, and somewhat on the edge of being within the scope 
of this book, the results of that DNA pool are not included herein. 


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that he did not claim any bounty land for his service. Since this event was well before T.J. Rone was born, 
it could be that service was either attributed to the wrong person, or he has the person right and the wrong 
war. It may actually be that neither man served in the Black Hawk War, but that the actual event that was 
participated in was the Creek War (1813-1814), which was considered part of the War of 1812. That notion 
is supported by Samuel Fowler’s claim for bounty land for his service as a private in the War of 1812, where 
he served as part of Cannon’s Mounted Tennessee Gunmen. 5 

The remainder of the biography deals with T.J.’s immediate family, his personal accomplishments and the 
family of his father-in-law. 

Captain T.J. Rone, born and reared in Ray county, acquired a common school education and became familiar 
with farm pursuits in his early youth. He remained under the parental roof until 1857, when in his nineteenth year 
he cattte to Texas, first locating at Bonham, Tannin county, where he spent three years. He then removed to Cooke 
county, settling in the Red River valley, where he followed the blacksmith’s trade until the spring of 1861. Then 
offering his services to the Confederacy, he became a member of Company A, Eleventh Texas Cavalry, serving as its 
sergeant until he was promoted to first lieutenant and then captain. He was sent to Tort Arbuckle in the Indian 
Territory, the regiment being divided and stationed at different places. Captain Rune remained at Tort Arbuckle until 
August, 1862, when he returned to Grayson county, Texas, where the regiment united and reorganised; then moving 
forward under General McCulloch to Arkansas, where Captain Rone participated in the battle of Oak Hill or Pea 
Ridge, in which General Vandom were in charge in that engagement, the latter acting as commander in chief. Trom 
there the regiment was sent to the Army of the Tennessee andparticipated in the battle of Corinth, Mississippi. When 
the regiment reorganised in Grayson county to go to Oak Hill, T.J. Rone was elected first lieutenant, in which rank 
he continued until after the battle of Corinth, when the regiment was again re-organised and he was elected captain, 
thus serving until the close of the war. He refused an offeredposition to the colonelcy. The regiment had been dismounted 
after the Elkhorn fight and moved to Corinth, then Knoxville, Tennessee, and under command of General Kirby 
Smith marched over the mountains to Richmond, Kentucky, and took part in the battle there, also in a number of 
skirmishes. After the battle at Richmond the regiment participated in the campaign through Kentucky and back to 
Knoxville, Tennessee, where Captain Rone attempted to resign, but his superiors felt that they could not afford to lose 
his valuable sendee and transferred him to Texas, where he took command of Company E in M. E. Martin’s Texas 
Rangers, his headquarters being at Bonham. Tollowing this, his first cattipaign was to the Choctaw and Chickasaw 
nations. There occurred a fight at Tort Smith and also at Peryville, after which Colonel Martin’s regiment returned 
to Richmond, Texas, being there at the time of General Lee’s surrender. Soon after, the command disbanded and its 
members returned home. Captain Rone was always on active duty in the front ranks, but was never wounded nor 
captured. He saw hard service and underwent many deprivations such as are meted out to the soldier. 

In May, 1865, Captain Rone returned to Cooke county, where he engaged in farming, and in April, 1866, securing 
a companion and helpmate for life’s journey. He then bought land and began the improvement of a farm, which he 
afterward sold, while later improved a second farm in the Red River valley, near Illinois Bend, where he remained for 
eighteen years. At an early date he took part in the raids after the red men, who were continually stealing and running 
off stock. Tor safety, the neighborhood built a stockade, digging deep trenches and settling up posts ten feet high and 
close together, but the Indians found a favorable opportunity by securing some tools that had been left at a graveyard, 
digging out the posts and driving away the stock. All of the men of the locality followed thetn and there was a bigfight, 


5 From Fold3.com’s Index to Conrpiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812 (National 
Archives and Records Administration). 


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the white people succeeding in recapturing the stock. Although taking part in many raids, Captain Rone was never 
wounded, although on different occasions he captured some of the ponies and other plunder from the Indians. The 
settlers had their cabins picketed with high fences and there were port holes in the cabins in order that they might shoot 
the red men from these. After the Indians had left the country Captain Rone settled down to active farming and was 
very successful. He raised some stock as well as the various crops best adapted to soil and climate, and as the years 
went by success attended his labors. He had a shop and tools upon his place and did his own work and also considerable 
service in this direction for his neighbors. In the course of time he developed a goodfarm, well improved with substantial 
buildings, and he likewise set out an orchard. He was quite successful in his business undertakings and he remained 
upon the farm until 1889, when, in order to provide his children better educationalprivileges, he removed to Saint Jo, 
andfor two years acted as cotton weigher there. He also bought and handled cotton seed, but subsequently turned his 
attention to buying and shipping grain, and in connection with this business he likewise runs a feed store. He has sold 
a portion of his land, but is yet the owner of a goodfarm. He has also invested in oilfields and the company is drilling 
in the vicinity of Saint Jo with good prospects. 

In April, 1866, was celebrated the marriage of Captain Rone and Miss Mary E. Merrell [sic: Murrell], 
who was born in Kentucky and is descended from one of the pioneer families of Cooke and Montague counties. Her 
father, William Merrell of Kentucky, removed to Missouri and after three years, in 1857, came to Texas, first 
settling in Tannin county but later taking up his abode in Cooke county, in the Red River valley. He was among the 
first to locate in that portion of the state and he purchased large tracts of land and improved a good farm. He was 
prominently identified with the development of agricultural interests and was also the champion of many progressive 
measures that tended to promote the substantial welfare of this part of the state. He was highly respected because he 
was a man true to his word and his honest convictions. In his family were eleven children: 

• JoeN.; 

• John A.; 

• Samuel B.; 

• Thomas; 

• William; 

• George; 

• Jesse C., 

• Mrs. Lucy Browning; 

• Susan, the wife of H. H. Hays; 

• Mary E., now Mrs. Rone, and 

• Belle, the wife of Felix Gillock. 

Captain and Mrs. Rone had an interesting family of four children, but theirfirst born, 

• Ehvood B., died at the age of eighteen years. 

• Emma is the wife of E. R. Belcher [sic: John Richard Belcher], a mining stock operator at 
Colorado Springs. 

• Doveyis the wife of J. T. Burgher, a real estate dealer at Tort Worth, and 

• Myrtle died at the age of seven years. 

Mrs. Rone and the daughters are members of the Methodist church. Politically Captain Rone is a Democrat and has 
served as alderman of Saint Jo for more than ten years, exercising his officialprerogatives in support of every measure 


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which he deems willprove of substantial benefit of the city. He is likewise a member of the Masonic fraternity, and he 
too, is a member of the Methodist church, taking an active and helpful interest in its work and serving as its steward 
for twenty years. His life has been upright and honorable, his actions manly and sincere and he may well be termed 
one of the foremost citizens of Montague county. His efforts in behalf of public progress have been far-reaching and 
beneficial and everything that tends to advance the material, intellectual and moral progress of the community receives 
his endorsement and support. 


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Henry Rone? 

Before continuing on, it is worth touching upon what was believed about Mathew’s and Mobley’s parents 
at the time this research was commenced. If, at that time, you had reviewed family trees on Ancestry.com 
to determine the father of Mathew Rone and/or Mobley Rhone, for those few trees that alleged his 
identity, there was pretty much just one clear, simple answer: Henry Pierce Rone. 

Henry Pierce Rone 

So, if the answer is already known, why undertake a project like this? The first reason is because that 
information is wrong (no trees referenced any facts to support the claim), and the second is that, prior to 
1850 especially, more information on Ancestry.com is based on factoids than upon facts. And so, a word 
of caution: Never accept any information from Ancestry.com family trees without finding solid 
verification that the information is factual. 

So what factoid led to Henry Pierce Rone being falsely identified as the progenitor of our Rone/Rhone 
clan? Some sloppy researcher decided Mathew and Mobley had a sister named Emily Elizabeth Rone, 
who was baptized on 9 Feb 1813 in Marleyborne, Middlesex, England (it would appear that someone took 
a wild guess at the identity of one of Mathew’s three unnamed sisters...). The record of Emily’s baptism 
states that her parents were Henry Pierce and Anna Maria Rone. 

This conflicts direcdy with known facts (that the grandfather was born in Ireland per T.J., or Scotland per 
Mathew’s 1880 Census record, and that all of his children were born in North Carolina), - Emily Elizabeth 
Rone, born in England, is in no way connected to our clan! Clearly, there are no facts to be found in the 
Henry Pierce Rone factoid! 6 

Of course, there is a good possibility that someone had done research in the past and determined that some 
particular Henry Rone was, indeed, our progenitor. And that this person should not be confused with 
Henry Pierce Rone. 

Henry Rone of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina 

So, with the Henry Pierce Rone myth deflated, what if Mathew’s father was a different Henry Rone? 

That seems to have been the belief of the anonymous author of the typescript Jacob Isaac Jackson I Martha 
Jane Ford, which was published sometime after 1975. It identifies Henry Rone as Mathew Rone’s father, 
offering the following as the only explanation of how this conclusion had been reached: 

"Hemy Rone is given as head of household in the North Carolina 1800 State Census, and is the only Rone 
given as the right age for the father of Mathew Rone." 

So much for in-depth research and thoughtful analysis of the facts. 

If you look at the Rones/Roans listed in the 1800 Federal Census for North Carolina (there is no 1800 
North Carolina State Census), it lists two Henry Roans: Sr and Jr. Which of these two men had been 


6 A factoid is information repeated often enough that it becomes accepted as fact. 


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chosen as the only possible father of Mathew Rone is not stated, but both these men (who were 
determined in the course of researching this book not to be our ancestors) are discussed in the following 
section, and a multitude of facts relating to them is provided in Appendix D . These Roans may be related 
to a Henry Rone who had lived in a part of western Bedford County, Tennessee that later became 
Marshall County, Tennessee. That Henry Rone was quite clearly not related to Mathew or Mobley, and 
facts pertaining to him can be found in Appendix F . 


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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina 

As stated earlier, Mobley Rhone’s unique given name is the key to identifying his likely father, and thus, 
also, the father of Mathew L. Rone. Mobley’s 1860 and 1870 Census records state that he was born in 
North Carolina. The first record there of a Mobley Rhone is his marriage to Mary Prather/Prater on 20 
May 1820. The marriage bond was posted by Nathan Prater, and Isaac S. Alexander was a witness (he was 
likely the local Justice of the Peace). 

And on 25 Apr 1822, William Rone married Elizabeth Bigham in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. 
Nathan Prater also posted their bond, and R. J. Dinkins was a witness. 

The fact that Nathan Prater posted the bond at both of these weddings is significant, especially since they 
occurred less than two years apart. And these are the only two marriage records in which his name 
appears (in fact they are the only documents that were found relating to him in Mecklenburg County). 

The two records suggest he is quite possibly related to one person in each marriage. It seems unlikely to 
be a Rone connection, as William and Mobley probably only shared common grandparents. There seems 
to be too few clues to speculate any further, other to state that the connection could be on the bride’s side, 
or possibly via the family of the wife of Clement Rone (who is thought to have been the father of William 
Rone) — perhaps his wife was a Prater? 

The earliest Rones in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina were Henry Rone, Sr. and Henry Rone, Jr. 

The first of their particular Germanic Rone clan had arrived there by the 1790 Census, and they had 
received land grants in the area prior to that time. They lived in the southern part of central present-day 
Union County, North Carolina (Mecklenburg County had originally been much larger), just above the 
border of South Carolina, principally along Lynches River and collateral branches (mainly to the east). 

They had seemed the most likely ancestors of Mobley Rhone, but while they appeared in Mecklenburg 
County, North Carolina tax and land records at the right time, Mobley did not (he only appeared in the 
one marriage record). In the time period when our ancestors lived there, annual poll and property taxes 
were collected by militia district, and neither Mobley Rhone nor any Praters, Dinkins or Bighams (the 
folks associated with the two Rone marriages involving Nathan Prater) were found in the southern 
districts, where the descendants of Henry Rone had lived. So, it was concluded that these “southern” 
Rones were not part of our clan. Extensive subsequent DNA analysis of descendants of our clan and theirs 
clearly bears this out, with virtually no shared DNA found among the dozens of descendants of our clan 
and a very limited number of proven descendants of their line. While we are likely related to other 
Rone/Roane/Roan/Rhone clans in North Carolina, Georgia and/or Alabama, there is virtually no chance 
that we are related to the Germanic Rone clan of southern Mecklenburg County. 

Failing to find a connection to the Rones living in what was then the southeastern corner of Mecklenburg 
County, a review of the surviving annual tax lists was made, this time looking at neighborhoods elsewhere 
in the county; more specifically, looking for a neighborhood which included people associated with the 
two marriage bonds: Praters, Dinkins and Bighams. Just one district met that criteria, that of Captain 


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William Porter (he was responsible for the District from 1808-1811). 7 This district was located in 
northern Mecklenburg County, where it abuts present day Iredell County to the north, and Rocky River 
(the border with present day Cabarrus County) to the east. This was roughly District 2 as reported in the 
1790 Census for Mecklenburg County. 

Neighbors of the Dinkins and Bighams were Clem and Samuel Rone/Roan, who first appear in the 1806 
tax list, where they paid only the poll tax. That means that they owned no land, slaves or horses - which 
would fit with their being recent immigrants, as suggested by T.J. Rone’s bio. 

Three Williams 

Before going any farther, there were at least three William Rones who were found in the neighborhood 
where Samuel and Clement had lived in Mecklenburg County. So, to minimize confusion, let’s attempt to 
sort them out now. The three Williams were: 

1. William 1, born before 1755, died 1807. 

2. William 2, born about 1786, died by early 1816. 

3. William 3, born about 1801, died after 1850. 

In addition, the follow facts will eventually be learned about Samuel and Clement: 

1. Clement was born between 1760 and 1765, and died after 1840. 

2. Samuel was born 1775 (per an 1840 deposition), and died after 1840. 

So, what can logic tell us about these men, who were all near neighbors when they lived in the 
northernmost part of Mecklenburg County? 

First, William 3 could not have been Samuel Rone’s son. He was contemporary with T.J. Rone, who 
doesn’t mention that Samuel had a son named William. This information is corroborated by results in the 
Rone DNA Pool; William’s descendants are not as closely related to descendants of Mathew Rone and 
Mobley Rhone as would be the case if the three men were brothers. 

Second, William 2 could not be the father of William 3, as William 2 was not yet of age when William 3 
was born. 

Third, with William 2 and Samuel eliminated as possible fathers of William 3, William 3 had to have been 
either the son of William 1 or Clement. 

Fourth, we need to determine the most likely relationship between William 1, William 2, William 3, Samuel 
and Clement. William 3 was clearly the youngest, and could have been the son of either William 1 or 
Clement. William 1 was clearly the oldest, and could have been either the father or brother of Samuel and 
Clement, but he could only have been the father of William 2 (and could not have been a brother). 

Thus, the two possibilities of how these three men relate are illustrated in the following two tables: 


7 This had been Captain Alexander Morrison’s district in 1806, and became Captain John Harris’ district in 1815. By 
1823, it was Captain Hugh Harris’ district. 


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Option 1, William 1 as a brother of Clement and Samuel: 


Unknown Father 

William 1 

Clement 

Samuel 

Bom before 1755 

Born 1760-1765 

Born 1775 

William 2 

William 3 


Born about 1786 

Born about 1801 



Option 2, William 1 as the father of Clement, Samuel and William 2: 


William 1 

Born before 1755 

Clement 

Born 1760-1765 

Samuel 

Born 1775 

William 2 

Born about 1786 

William 3 

Born about 1801 




In both scenarios, William 3 is the son of Clement Rone, so that is likely correct. But there appear to be 
insufficient clues to clearly determine which option for William 1 is correct. A later discussion will 
document our ancestors’ 20 year stay in Wake County, North Carolina. William 1 was the first to appear 
in records there, followed a few years later with Samuel’s marriage there, and Clement showing up in court 
records around the same time. It is fairly likely that Option 2 correcdy expresses how these individuals 
relate to one another. 

Back to the Clem and Samuel Rone 

In 1807, Clem and his wife Creasy were appointed administrators of the estate of William Roan (Senior: 
who is William 1 in the previous analysis). 

In 1809, “William Rowan” (William 2, believed to have been Samuel’s and Clement’s brother in the 
previous analysis) married the young widow Margaret (Taylor) Franklin (her Taylor siblings lived in the 
same district as Clem and Samuel). And in 1810, he, Clem and Samuel were close neighbors. The 1810 
Census shows that William was aged 16-25 (thus, most likely he was 24 years old [born 1786] since he 
would typically have married at age 21), and his wife was over age 26. This William died by 1816 (when 
his wife is described in documents as his relict), and thus any heirs that he had left would have been born 
between early 1810 and 1816. At any rate, he was too young to have been Mobley’s father, since Mobley 
was born around 1800. 

In 1810, Clem’s household included four males and two females over age 10, while Samuel’s household 
included one male and five females under age 10. Therefore, Roan marriages prior to 1820 were most 
likely Clem’s children, since he had close to six children who would come of age by then. 

In 1816, Samuel Roan was the only member of the family to purchase property in Mecklenburg County, 
North Carolina, paying $300 for 60 acres on Beaverdam Creek. 


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On 31 Mar 1817, Catherine Roan married Cornelius Hazzard, with John Black posting bond. 

On 21 Mar 1818, Solomon Roan married Fanny Parish, with Harbert Roan posting bond. 

On 30 Jul 1818, Harbert Roan (perhaps somehow related to the source of Mobley’s middle name [“H” in 
T.J.’s bio, “Robert” in the 1870 Census]?) married Elizabeth Martin, with Jonathan Reed posting bond. 

On 20 May 1820, Mobley Rhone married Mary Prater, with Nathan Prater posting bond. 

In the 1820 Census, the males in Clem Roan’s 1810 household had either died or come of age, so it is likely 
that Solomon and Harbert were his sons, and that Catherine was his daughter. Plus, we have already 
speculated that William 3 was also his son. Since we know that Mobley had a brother named Mathew, who 
was born 1814, and no such male exists in Clem’s Census households, these two men could not have been 
his sons. 

In Samuel’s household in the 1820 Census, there are 3 males under age 10 (any one of whom could have 
been Mathew’s age), a male and female aged 16-25 (likely Mobley and his new wife Mary), three females 
under age 10, and two aged 10-15 (some of the daughters would seem to have died since the previous 
Census). So, it would appear to be almost certain that Samuel Rone was the father of Mobley, Mathew and 
their brother (John, according to T.J.’s bio, or Junior if earlier speculation is correct, which would make his 
given name Samuel). 

On 8 Nov 1820, Samuel Roan sold his 60 acres to Samuel P. Lindsay for $800, netting a profit of $500. This 
is the last record of Samuel in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. It is presumed he used his profits to 
migrate elsewhere at this time. 

On 25 Apr 1822, William Rone (William 3) married Elizabeth Bigham, with Nathan Prater posting bond. 
This was the last Roan marriage for which documented evidence exists in Mecklenburg County, North 
Carolina. 

Clement and Harbert Rone show up in records of Mecklenburg County as late as Nov 1823. Sometime 
between then and the 1830 Census, the Rones discussed above (with the exception of Mobley) all appear in 
records of either Bedford County, Tennessee (in the southernmost part of the county, near Sugar Creek) or 
its abutting neighbor to the south, Lincoln County, Tennessee (mainly in District 11, which is located along 
the northwestern border, near where Lincoln County abuts Bedford County). At that time, Mobley is found 
in Lincoln County, North Carolina . the eastern border of which was a short distance west of where he had 
been living in Mecklenburg County. 

So, up to this point, a big, burning, unanswered question has been: Where were Samuel, Clem and the 
others prior to 1806? Mobley Rhone was born in North Carolina around 1800 or so, and T.J. Rone’s bio 
stated that all of his grandfather’s children had been born in North Carolina. So, they must have lived in a 
different part of North Carolina before arriving in Mecklenburg County, otherwise they would have 
shown up on earlier tax lists there. 


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Samuel Roan was enumerated in District 18 of Lincoln County, Tennessee in 1840 (on page 69: this 
district is located in the southern part of the county, where it abuts Alabama). Also enumerated in the 
same district was Henry P. Rone, age 20-30, with one son and three daughters under age 5 (also on page 
69 - was this also a son of Samuel’s, but who had died when T.J. Rone was quite young?). And on 14 Dec 
1840, Samuel Roan of Lincoln County, Tennessee, age 65, made a deposition for the widow of Samuel 
Reeves in her application for a Revolutionary War widow’s pension, 8 where he stated that he had known 
her and her husband for 45 years (since around 1795), when he had resided in Wake County, North 
Carolina. 

Aha! The answer to where in North Carolina Samuel Rone had lived prior to his arrival in Mecklenburg 
County! And Samuel Rone married Middy Lowrey there on 18 Oct 1799, which fits with Mobley, born 
around 1800, being their oldest child. 


8 #W56, http://revwarapps.org/w56.pdf. 


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Wake County, North Carolina 

In the 1794 tax list for Wake County is the household of William Roan, who was living in the same district 
as Samuel Reeves, Arthur Lowrey, Jesse Lowrey and several Mobleys, which corroborates the account 
given in Samuel’s deposition. He is not found in 1792 or 1793 tax records, suggesting that he had arrived 
in Wake County around 1794. 

Neither William nor Samuel are listed in the next available tax list, for 1799. Samuel is likely missing 
because he was not a head of household until late that year. William is found in the 1800 Census there, 
with a male age 10-15 and a female aged 16-25 (Samuel’s new wife?). Samuel is not found in the 1800 
Census. That suggests that they were not farmers, but followed a trade or occupation that required them 
to be away from home for extended periods - perhaps builders, woodsmen or teamsters, for instance. 

On 20 Mar 1802, Samuel purchased 86 acres of land on Horse Creek (present day Lowery Creek 9 from 
Samuel Reaves, with Jesse Lowry as one of his neighbors. The second witness, who typically would be 
protecting the dower interest Samuel’s wife, was Matthew Lowrey. Samuel was taxed in 1802 for these 86 
acres and two white polls. Samuel later sold 36 acres of this land to James Lowrey on 29 Sep 1806. No 
further record of him is found in Wake County, including the disposition of his remaining 50 acres there. 

The only record of Clement Rone living in Wake County was in 1802, when he was listed among the 
insolvent taxpayers. 10 

There is no further tax record of either William or Samuel in Wake County (the next available such record 
was not until 1805). 

So, the above facts fit well with Clement and Samuel Rone’s arrival in Mecklenburg County, North 
Carolina in 1806, and with Williams’ death there in 1807. It also helps to explain Samuel’s absence from 
the 1840 Census in Bedford County, Tennessee, and his subsequent presence in Lincoln County, 
Tennessee for the Census that year. 

Later DNA analysis identifies one of Mathew Rone’s daughters as Rebeccah (Rone) Woodard. Events in 
her life help to further corroborate that all of the records discussed above all refer to the same Samuel 
Rone, and this will all be discussed further in a later section. 

Thus, from the preceding analysis, the Rones of Northern Mecklenburg County, North Carolina appear to 
be related to each other as shown in the table below: 


9 Lowery Creek is located north-northeast of Raleigh, between New Light and Wake Forest, close to where Wake 
County abuts Granville County and Franklin County 

10 Wake Comity, North Carolina Court Minutes, Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1801-1803, Volume 5, page 234, 
abstracted by Weynette Parks Flaun (1977-1995). 


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The Known Descendants of William Tone, Senior: 


William Rone, Senior 

Born before 1744, died 1807. 

Clement 

Samuel 

William 

Rone 

Rone 

Rone, Junior 

Born 1760-1765 

Born 1775 

Born about 1788 

Died after 1840s 

Died after 1840s 

Died about 1816 

He married Creasy (MNU) 

He married Middy Lowrey on 

He married Margaret 

Later, he likely married 

18 Oct 1799 in 

(Taylor) Franklin on 6 Apr 

Rutha (MNU) 

Wake County, NC 

1809 in Mecklenburg County, 
NC 

Children: 

Children: 

No known children. 

Harbert Rone, 

Mobley Rhone, 

Any heirs would have been born 

Bom about 1796 

Born about 1800 

between 1810 and 1816. 

Solomon Roan/Roane/Rone, 

Mathew Rone, 


Bom about 1797 

Born about 1813 


Catherine (Rone) Hazzard, 

Samuel Rone, Junior 


Bom about 1799 

Born about 1814 


William 

Rebeccah (Rone) Woodard 


Rone 

Bom about 1801 

John Rone/Roan, 

Bom about 1803 

Born about 1822 

Two unknown daughters 



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Middy (Lowrey) Rone’s Ancestors 

Middy’s surname is found spelled various ways: Lowry, Lowery, Lowrie, Loury and Lourie. The most 
common spelling is Lowry, but it appears that Lowrey is the correct ancestral spelling. As such, it is used 
for all Lowreys discussed in this narrative. 

As noted earlier, three years after her marriage to Samuel Rone, Matthew Lowrey was the second witness 
to Samuel’s 1802 property purchase. That role would normally be performed by someone looking after 
Middy’s dower interest in the property. So, was Matthew Lowrey the father-in-law of Samuel Rone? 

We know that one of Samuel’s sons was Mathew L. Rone, and the given name Lowrey (or its phonetic 
equivalents) shows up in the names of a few of his known descendants. 

We also know that Mary Lowrey is identified as the daughter of Mordecai Mobley in his 1792 will, 11 as 
well as in the will of his widow Dorcas in 1807. 

In his will, Mordecai had bequeathed an interest in eight slaves to his wife and children. In the 1793 tax 
list of Captain Ray’s district of Wake County, North Carolina, “Darkesh Mobley” was taxed for 1365 acres 
of land and seven slaves. The next three households were landless, suggesting that they were all living on 
her property: John H. Ray, Matthew Lowrey and Hugh Cannaday. 12 All paid for one white poll, but only 
Matthew also paid one black poll, so his and Dorcas’ households together account for all eight of the 
slaves mentioned in Mordecai’s will. The conclusion that Mary (Mobley) Lowrey was Matthew Lowrey’s 
wife would seem to be inescapable. That thought is further supported by Samuel Rone naming his first¬ 
born son Mobley H. Rhone. 

That would make Mordecai and Dorcas (Read) Mobley the grandparents of Middy Lowrey. While much 
more can be learned about Mordecai, his wife and their ancestors, doing so is outside the scope of this 
book, as is definitively identifying Matthew’s father and/or mother. See The Mobleys in America by Milton 
C. Mobley (no publication date) for information about earlier generations of Mobleys and Reads, and the 
facts that prove those connections. 

The following table summarizes what has been learned about the ancestry of Middy Lowrey: 


11 "North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ- 
GPPC-NW6?cc=l911121&wc=Q6Wl-Z8F%3A185203501%2Cl83347401 %2C199334901 : 20 November 2015), Wake County 
> M > Mobley, Mordecai (1808) > image 1 of 15; State Archives, Raleigh. 

12 FHL Film 7640710, image 233 of 1059. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:761903/3:1:3QS7-89G8-99WZ- 
K?i=232&cat=l 757154 


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Middy Loiprey’s Ancestry: 


Dorcas 

Read 

Born about 1737 

Died 22 Dec 1807 

Mordecai 

Mobley 

Born about 1724 

Died 1792 



Mary Mobley 

Born before 1763 

Died after 1807 

Matthew Lowrey 

Born before 1740 

Died after 1819 

Middy Lowrey 

Born about 1781 

Died after 1822 


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Tennessee: Bedford & Lincoln County 

Early records for Bedford County, Tennessee are scarce. The courthouse in Bedford County was hit by a 
tornado in 1830, and by fires in 1863 and 1934. All records before 1837 were lost, with the exception of 
some deeds and a few tax records, and the deed index for 1852-1861 was lost, but has been at least 
partially reconstructed. Marriage and probate records don’t exist prior to 1861, and it seems all of Samuel 
Rone’s sons had left there before that year. 

Conditions are better in Lincoln County, Tennessee. Marriage records prior to 1837 are lost, but most 
other records are extant for the period that the Rones had lived there. However, fewer of those records 
are available through the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, so they can be more difficult to 
obtain. 

Samuel Rone and William Rone (apparendy William 3, the one who married Elizabeth Bigham) both 
appear in the 1830 Census for Bedford County, Tennessee, separated by six households. This makes one 
wonder if this William was also Samuel’s son, since Nathan Prater posted marriage bonds for both Mobley 
and William. But if T.J. Rone’s bio is correct, that cannot be the case. And William had been alive at the 
1850 Census, so T.J. should have known of his existence, if he were Samuel’s son. 

Clement’s sons Harbert and Solomon Rone showed up in the 1830 Census for neighboring Lincoln 
County, Tennessee, though they are not near one another. The whereabouts of Clement Rone and 
Catherine Hazzard (or her husband) in 1830 are unknown. 

In 1840, Harbert and Solomon were still in Lincoln County, Tennessee and were still quite far apart: 
Harbert was living in District 11, whereas Solomon was living in District 25. Clement Rone and Catherine 
Hazzard both appeared near Harbert in District 11, as did William Rone, and John Rone. Samuel Rone, 
Senior is found in a more southerly district of the county (#18, where he and his wife were both listed as 
being 60 to 70 years old). Samuel and Clement are not found in later Census records. 

It seems that Solomon had moved to Hardin County, Tennessee, as there are some land records related to 
his estate there around 1850, and the 1850 Mortality Census states that he died there in Aug 1849 of “C. 
Fever.” 

Harbert Rone is found in the 1850 Census for Lincoln County, and living nearby is John Rone, who was 
born about 1803, and thus is a likely match for Clement’s youngest son. 

Catherine Hazzard and Harbert Rone are found in the 1860 Census for Lincoln County, and they weren’t 
living all that far apart. 

Harbert seems to have been the sibling to have lived the longest, as he is found in the 1870 Census for 
Lincoln County. There is no trace of the others. 

Included in Appendix G is an account of Clement’s children and grandchildren. Much of it is speculative, 
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That likely means that the section will probably contain some errors, though there are sufficient clues to 
believe that most of the speculation is likely fairly accurate. 


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Samuel Rone, Junior 

In the 1840 Census for Bedford County, Tennessee, there is the household of “Sami Roan,” which 
consisted of a male and female between the ages of 20 and 29, with a daughter under five years of age. 
There is an unsourced family lore record of his marriage there in 1837 to Susannah H. Anderson. And in 
1838 there was a tax record there for “Samuel Rone, Junior.” 

Samuel Rone, Junior’s household is found in the 1850 Census for Bedford County, Tennessee. It included 
three daughters and four sons. Their eldest daughter, Vienna, is a good match to the female found in his 
1840 Census household. In 1860 he was living in Tishomingo County, Mississippi, where his daughter 
Vienna had already left the household, and where it shows that he had one additional son since the 
previous census. 

We will revisit Samuel in later sections of this book related to the Autosomal DNA evidence that he was a 
brother of Mathew Rone and Mobley Rhone. 


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The Early Texas Rhones 

We know from the bio of T.J. Rone that Mobley Rhone was “a pioneer near Palestine, TX.” Palestine is 
the county seat of Anderson County, Texas, but, as will be shown in this section, Mobley had first lived 
very briefly in Cherokee County, Texas, though he had lived most of his life in Houston County, Texas 
(which abuts both Anderson County and Cherokee County). An 1867 special voter registration record 
notes that Mobley had lived in Houston County in 1839, and he had lived in Texas since 1838 (in 
Cherokee County). 13 It was the following year, 1868, when he and his wife moved to Anderson County, 
where he lived for the last seven years of his life. 

Researching the Rhones of Houston County, Texas is complicated by courthouse fires in 1865 and 1882, 
which destroyed many records. As a result, few local records pre-date 1865, and records are not complete 
until after 1882. Fortunately, there are quite a number of state records that help bridge these gaps. 

Mobley H. Rhone 

First off, it is important to note that there are printed sources that erroneously state that Mobley Rhone 
emigrated to Texas in 1837, which has caused no end of confusion among researchers. This is a 
transcription error, which comes from the mis-transcription of some 1839 dates on land grant documents 
created in the months of June and July of that year. If the transcription was correct, that would mean that 
Mobley would have been entitled to a much more generous land grant than that which he gained from his 
third-class headright. This is an important point, because there are public records that put him elsewhere 
in 1837: on 5 Aug 1837 Mobley Rhone had patented 40 acres of land in Talladega County, Alabama. 

According to the Texas Supreme Court case of Stafford v. King, in 1838 Mobley Rhone received 
conditional grant #260 for 640 acres of land in Cherokee County, Texas. However, records of the grant, 
survey and patent for this property are inexplicably not found in the online records of the Texas General 
Land Office. 

Mobley shows up on the tax rolls of Houston County, Texas as early as 1838, though other sources claim 
he was not yet a resident there in that year. This was likely because 1838 taxes would be paid in 1839, and 
until Mobley paid the poll tax, he would not be entitled to vote in any elections there (which was a much 
bigger deal then than now). 

On 4 Jul 1839, Mobley received conditional grant #11 for 640 acres of third-class land in Nacogdoches 
County. This grant was based upon the Headright Land Grant Act of 4 Jan 1839, which was extended to 
“late emigrants” of the Republic of Texas. In 1844, he received unconditional grant #223 for this land, 
which was located in Houston County. 14 

Because Texas was not yet part of the United States, there is no 1840 Census to tell us about the 
households of Mobley Rhone and other persons of interest. But he did pay taxes in Houston County that 
year, as well as in most years through 1850. 


13 Ancestry.com’s Texas , Voter Registration Lists , 1867 - 1869 , Houston County, 10 Aug 1967, line 572. 

14 The original file refers to Cherokee County, but no part of the file documents any dealings in that county. 


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In 1850, Mobley married Sarah P., the widow of Nathaniel Shirley. 

Mobley is not found in the 1850 Census for Houston County, Texas, but three other “Rones” are; and all 
were living in the household of Green W. Merideth: 15 Malinda R. (age 24), James M. (age 20), and George 
W. (age 17). Two households before them is Jesse Thompson, from whom Mobley had purchased 
property in 1853, and for whose land he was taxed in 1850 (this implies that he was either a tenant farmer, 
or was paying for the property in installments at that time). The household after Green’s was that of John 
C. Oliver, whose widow Mobley had married around 1856. 

For many people, the facts in the preceding paragraph may still leave lingering doubts that all those 
Rhones (and Green’s wife, Caroline) were all related to Mobley. A few basic facts can greatly relieve such 
doubt. In 1850, the population of all of Houston County was 2,721 people (men, women and children), 
who were living in an area of 1,237 square miles ', a population density of slightly more than two people per 
square mile. Or, put in more graphic terms, if these people were spread out evenly across the entire 
county, the closest possible distance between any two people (infants included) would be about half a 
mile. These Rhones were clearly quite closely related to one another, and other facts help to confirm this. 
Additionally, analysis of several dozen AncestryDNA results of descendants of Mobley’s father leaves no 
doubt that Green Merideth’s wife was Mobley’s daughter (see The Rone DNA Pool: Condensed DNA 
Results for details). The analysis also confirms that George W. Rhone was Mobley’s son. 

In 1851, George Rone and Price Oliver were chain carriers for the survey of the 320-acre grant of 
Nathaniel Shirley, deceased. The heirs of Nathaniel Shirley brought suit against Mobley Rhone in 1856 for 
their share of land in their father’s estate, which likely was these 320 acres. Since Nathaniel Shirley had 
died in 1849, it appears it was his widow, or her new husband, Mobley Rhone, who had ordered the survey 
that George Rone had participated in. It was likely her death around 1854 that precipitated the lawsuit. 

Green Merideth’s wife was Caroline, born 1825 in North Carolina. Her age and those of the Rhones in 
her 1850 household suggest the typical birth order that would result from having had the same mother, so, 
even without DNA results, it is most probable that she was Mobley’s daughter. She was widowed by the 
time of the 1860 Census, and working on her farm as a laborer was George Rhone, born 1833 (who could 
only be the George W. Rhone found in her household in the 1850 Census, and the George Rhone from 
the Shirley survey). 

Though Mobley is missing from the 1850 Census for Houston County, Texas, he and his new wife Sarah 
are found on consecutive lines of the tax rolls there for that year. That suggests that it was likely a very 
brief absence that caused them to be away from the area, and which meant that they were not present for 
the enumeration of that Census. 

Mobley appears in the 1860 Census for Houston County, Texas with his new wife Elizabeth 
(undocumented sources state that her maiden name was Brewster) and eight children. Although all the 
children are listed with the surname of Rhone, most were Elizabeth’s children by her previous marriage to 
John Champion Oliver. But three of the children were Mobley’s by his earlier marriage to the widow of 
Nathaniel Shirley: they were Sarah D., Sylvian L., and William. William was born about 1854, suggesting 


15 Dwelling 677, household 697. 


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that Mobley had married Elizabeth around 1855 or 1856, and also suggesting a possible cause of Sarah’s 
death (complications of childbirth). 

In 1867, Mobley and Elizabeth sold off their Houston County, Texas property, and in 1868 they 
purchased 200 acres in Anderson County, Texas. Some of Elizabeth’s children were also living in 
Anderson County, suggesting that the move may have been so that she could be closer to her children. 

In the 1870 Census, Mobley is living in Anderson County, Texas, with Elizabeth and three children: Sarah 
D., Sylvanus S, and William. Mobley was listed in tax records there in 1873 and 1874. In 1871, he gave 
permission for his son Sylvanus to marry Sallie Trim. And in August 1875, the fiancee of S. [Sarah] D. 
Rhone testified that she was of age and had no living parents, so Mobley Rhone had died by that date. 
[Note: marriage records prior to 1882 for abutting Houston County are non-extant, or there would be 
additional direct evidence of the identities of Mobley’s children.] 

On 10 Dec 1875, E. L. Rhone, “widow of M. Rhone,” sold her 220 acres to G. W. Whitley. Thus, Mobley 
had died in or near Palestine, Texas, which is what caused T.J. Rone to suggest that he had been a pioneer 
of that locality. 


Harvey Newton Rhone 

Mobley wasn’t the only Rhone living in Houston County, Texas. There was also Harvey Newton Rhone, 
who had emigrated to the Republic of Texas on 12 Jun 1839. He died by 1 Jul 1840, when the Heirs of 
Harvey Newton Rhone were granted conditional certificate #245 for 320 acres of 3rd class land issued by 
the Houston County Board of Land Commissioners. 16 

On 1 Jul 1840, Mobley Rhone testified that the certificate issued to “Harvey Newton Rhone, deceased” 
for 320 acres of land in Pecan County, Bexar District, had been lost. 

Third class headright grants were given to people who emigrated to the Republic of Texas between 1 Oct 
1837 and 1 Jan 1840. Heads of family (including Mobley) were entitled to 640 acres, whereas single men 
over the age of 17 (such as Harvey) were only allowed 320 acres. 17 

The fact that Harvey never appeared on a Houston County, Texas tax list suggests that he was not yet of 
age, and thus not yet subject to the poll tax. As such, it is likely that he was Mobley’s son, and was 
between 17 and 21 years old when he died. In such an instance, his heirs would consist of his parents, 
who would inherit one half of his estate, and his siblings, who each would inherit a proportional share of 
the remaining half of his estate. 

The 1830 Census 

The one factor complicating the conclusions reached thus far is the record of Mobley’s 1830 Census 
household. Specifically, the Census for Lincoln County, North Carolina, where a Mobley Roan, born 
between 1800 and 1810, had a household that included no daughters and only two sons: one under age 5 


16 Found in various records at www.glo.texas.gov. 

17 https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/mplOl 


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and another under age 10. That would seem to be contrary to many conclusions reached in the preceding 
subsection. 

But it appears there is a simple explanation for this: there are virtually no females listed on that page of the 
Census (just a few, near the top and bottom of the page). That implies that the material from which the 
official census was transcribed had been somehow damaged, and most of the information about females 
became lost or illegible and was not recorded. It does not mean that Mobley’s first wife had died prior to the 
1830 Census. Indeed, this fact makes that possibility highly unlikely. 

DNA Analysis 

As will be discussed more fully later, a pool of AncestryDNA results for Rone/Rhone/Roan/Roane 
descendants was compiled, to hopefully fill in some gaps created by the destruction of various public 
records of interest. For Mobley’s line, this effort produced the following results: 

1. That Mobley Rhone was, indeed, the brother of Mathew Rone and Samuel Rone, Junior, 

2. That Caroline (Rhone) Merideth, wife of Green Merideth, was the daughter of Mobley Rhone, 
and 

3. That George W. Rhone was definitely Mobley’s son. 

Other results show how Mobley Rhone relates to other descendants of William Rone, Senior, and that is 
covered in Appendix G . See The Rone DNA Pool: Condensed DNA Results for the data compiled as 
part of this effort. 


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Mobley’s Children and Grandchildren 

The following are the known children of Mobley Rhone, by at least two different wives. The first five 
were by his marriage to Mary Prater. The last three were by his marriage to the widow of Nathaniel 
Shirley: 

1. Harvey Newton Rhone, likely born about 1821, died 1839. 

2. Caroline Rhone, born about 1825 in North Carolina. She was still living in Houston County, 
Texas at the 1880 Census. She married Green Merideth, probably around 1845 or 1846 in 
Houston County. They had four children together: 

a. Jonathan Merideth, born about 1847. 

b. Nancy Merideth, born 10 Jan 1848, died 9 Mar 1924. She married first Mr. Alison, and 
second Thomas W. Oliver. Since the date of these marriages are unknown, it is not 
known which children from these marriages were hers. 

c. James Mobley Merideth, born 8 Oct 1850, died 27 Mar 1937. He married Sallie Jane 
Cheairs, and they had at least four children together. 

d. Dora Mae Merideth, born 3 Jan 1855, died 6 Feb 1899. She married James Benjamin 
Ash, and they had at least six children together. 

3. Malinda R. Rhone, born about 1826. She married William Thomas “WT” Toney. They had 
two children together: 

a. George Harvey Toney, born about 1856. He married Sarah Eugenia Henderson and 

they had at least one daughter together. 

b. Mary Angeline Toney, born 1 Mar 1867, died 3 Dec 1950. She married Charles 
Montgomery Alford in 1883 in Houston County, Texas. They had seven children 
together. 

4. James M. Rhone, born about 1830. 

5. George W. Rhone, born 23 Sep 1832, died 27 Feb 1890. He married Mary Ann Evelyn 
Nelson, and they had three children together: 

a. George Mobley Rhone, born 17 Apr 1872, died 1 Oct 1956. He married Tera Alice 
Cain and they had two children together. 

b. Sarah Grace Rhone, born 22 Mar 1874, died 5 Apr 1912. She married John Edward 
Allbright on 24 Mar 1897. They had three children together. 

c. John Lawrence Rhone, born 19 Mar 1880, died 10 Nov 1950 in California. He married 
Lula Gifford on 30 Dec 1905 in Texas. 

6. Sylvanus L. Rhone, born about 1852, died 22 Sep 1889. He married first Sallie E. Trim on 28 
Jun 1871 in Anderson County, Texas. It appears that they had no children, and by 1878 he 
married second Eliza or Louisa J. Raines, probably in Houston County, Texas (which would 
explain why there is no record of their marriage). They had at least five children: 

a. Adda Rhone, born about 1878. 

b. Unnamed male Rhone, born about 1879. 

c. Hattie Rhone, born Feb 1882, died 1913. She married Will Edward Bynum on 1 Nov 
1901 in Houston County, Texas. They had two daughters together. 

d. James Franklin Rhone, born 24 Mar 1884, died 9 Aug 1969. He married first Della 
Hill on 18 Sep 1902 in Houston County, and they had two daughters together. He 
married second Ida Ann Morgan in 1910 in Houston County, and they had three 
children together. He married third Myrtie Sarah McDonald, and they had several 
children together. 


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e. Jesse Dee Rhone, bom 16 Jan 1888, died 9 Jan 1975. He married Maude Alice Dickey 
on 12 Sep 1908 in Houston County. They had several children together. 

7. Sarah D. Rhone, bom about 1853, died 1888. She married Edward Randolph Lyon on 26 Aug 
1875 in Anderson County, Texas, and they had three children together: 

a. Lena Lucy Lyon, bom Jul 1876. She married William Richard Richardson on 7 Jun 
1896 in Fisher County, Texas. They had at least four children together. 

b. Effie Pearl Lyon, bom 2 Feb 1878, died 26 Jun 1965. She married Richard Isham 
Bass, and they had two children together. 

c. William Weaver Lyon, bom 1885, died 1885. 

8. William Rhone. The 1860 and 1870 Census both record that William was bom in 1854. On 14 
May 1896, W. T. Rhone of Crockett, Texas died in San Antonio, Texas at age 39 (bom 1856 or 
1857). A W. T. Rhone is said to have married Ruth Wayland in Limestone County, Texas 
(which was about 50 miles from where William Rhone was living in the 1870 Census) on 11 Dec 
1878 (when he would have been around 21 years of age). There seems to be no paper trail to 
conclusively prove that this W. T. Rhone was Mobley’s youngest son, but one descendant of this 
line has DNA matches to descendants of both Mobley Rhone and Matthew Rone. And the 
distance of those matches is indicative of their being an extra generation closer to descendants of 
Mobley Rhone. 

a. Nora Loretta (Rhone) Wayland, bom 9 Oct 1879, died 21 Apr 1970. She married 
James Granville Stovall in 1899 in Limestone County, Texas, and they had a son and 
two daughters together. 


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Mathew L. Rone 


T.J.’s bio provides sufficient details about Mathew and his wife, that there would seem to be no need to 
expand upon his effort. But his account only provides the names of Mathew’s children by his first wife, 
Emaline Fowler, and it omits details about the children by his second wife, Martha Holman. So, this 
section expands a bit upon T.J.’s story, by adding Mathew’s children by Martha, and his known 
grandchildren by both wives. 

Mathew’s Children and Grandchildren by Emaline Fowler 

As previously stated, Mathew and Emaline (Fowler) Rone left Bedford County, Tennessee around 1835, 
moving to Ray County, Missouri, where all of their children were born: 

1. Samuel Rone, their eldest child, was born about 1836. T.J.’s bio states that he died at age 17, or 
around 1853. 

2. Nathaniel Henderson Rone was born next, on 3Jan 1837. He died on 7Jul 1914in Douglas 
County, Oregon. He married first Mary A. Copeland on 5 Feb 1857 in Ray County. They had 
one daughter: 

a. Sarah Adaline Rone, born 14 Feb 1858, died 25 Dec 1940. She married Thomas Otis 
Henderson in 1878, and they had several children together. 

Nathaniel Henderson Rone married second Eliza Jane Rice on 6 Oct 1867 in Douglas 
County, Oregon. They had at least three children: 

b. Merica Mabel Rone, born 7 Jan 1869 in Douglas County, Oregon, died 14 Dec 1971. 
She married Charles Harvey Hunt on 14 Feb 1888, and they had one child together. 

She later married Horace McNutt and then Frank Chase. 

c. Edgar Lowery Rone, born Apr 1871, died 12 Jan 1928. He married Mary Margaret 
O’Mara on 25 Mar 1908. They had two sons. 

d. Frank Henderson Rone, born 21 Jul 1880, died 30 Jul 1953. He married Pearl 
Williams on 5 Jul 1910. They had one son together. 

3. Thomas J. “T.J.” Rone was born 24 Nov 1838, died 27 Jul 1907. He married Mary Elizabeth 
Murrell on 18 Feb 1866 in Cooke County, Texas. They had several children together: 

a. Elwood Bell Rone, born about 1870, died about 1888. 

b. Emma L. Rone, born Jul 1872, died 17Jun 1939. She married John Richard Belcher 
in 1892 in Texas. They had two children. 

c. Dove S. Rone, born 22 Feb 1877, died 18 Mar 1940. She married Joe Trousdale 
Burgher on 26 Apr 1901. They had no children. 

d. Myrtle Rone, born about 1879, died about 1886. 

4. William Henry Harrison Rone was born 9 Jan 1840, died 21 Mar 1919. He married Eliza Jane 
Campbell about 1859, as told in the following account. 

“When /'William Henry Harrison Rone] was nineteen, he was offered a job in Kansas. He did not want to go 
because he had a girlfriend. His mother suggested he should marry the girl and take her with him. So he 
married Eli^a Jane Campbell who was only fourteen. By the time the first child was born, they were living in 
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died of an accident in the family sawmill . 18 Daisy was thirteen when she died. All the other children married 
and had families. 

‘The Rone men made their living through lumber. They either logged or owned or worked in sawmills. 

‘The couple had moved to town in their decliningyears. Henry would become disoriented. At times he was 
restless and would ask to go home. Henry Harrison, his grandson and namesake, called him "Paw" and he 
would offer to take him back. He would walk him out one door, around the house and back into the house ly 
another door and tell him he was home. Henry died of what they believed was cancer of the brain. While he 
was in his last hours of life, Eliryr Jane would sit very quietly beside his bed. Her extremely quiet manner 
frightened Harrison's very young bride often months . 19 Eli^a followed him in death in less than a year. ” 

William and Eliza had a large family together: 

a. William Henderson Rone, born 23 Oct 1861, died 1 Apr 1930. He married Mary 
Alice Richardson on 27 Dec 1894 in Ray County, Missouri. They had three daughters 
together. 

b. Cora Lee Rone, born 27 Mar 1864, died 5 Oct 1924. She married first Wyatt Pixley 
Tuley on 6 Nov 1881. They had one daughter together. She married second George F. 
Ecke on 14 Dec 1898. There were no children by that marriage. 

c. Perrie D. Rone, born 8 Dec 1868, died 16 May 1886. 

d. George Anderson Rone, born 26 Mar 1871, died 5 Dec 1947. He married Lizzie 
Catherine Clark on 5 Nov 1891. They had two sons together. 

e. Daisy Rone, born 1873, died 1886. 

f. Warren Donaldson “Dock” Rone, born 17 May 1876, died 13 Aug 1940. He married 
first Julia Ann McCubbin on 15 Apr 1897. They had five children together. He married 
second Willie Keener on 31 Oct 1930. 

g. Leona Leta Rone, born 28 Jul 1878, died 24 May 1934. She married William Edward 
Watson on 26 May 1897. They had three daughters together. 

h. Robert Roy Rone, born 23 Jul 1884, died 30 Oct 1965. He married Iva Belle Wilson 
on 28 Dec 1905. They had three children together. 

i. Homer Harrison Rone, born 2 Mar 1889, died 1 Sep 1944. He married Gladys May 
Yoakum on 22 Feb 1908. They had two daughters together. 

5. Meda Ann Rone, born 29 May 1842, died 6 Feb 1915. She married Thomas Hardwell Belt on 
19 Nov 1857. They had nine children together: 

a. Fannie Belt, born about 1859. 

b. Mattie Belt, born about 1864, died 24 Nov 1947. She married John McCroskie on 9 
Oct 1883. They had three children together. 

c. Walter Tilman Belt, born about 1866, died 11 Nov 1932. He married first Lizzie 
Clevenger on 2 Oct 1887, and married second Lucy Maud Abbott on 31 Jan 1907. 
There were no children by either marriage. 


18 

Told to Virginia Lee (Rone) Mayes in the summer of 1993 by Stella Gae (Rone) Stone - 1405 West Stone Boulevard, Raymore, Missouri 64083. 
Stella was the daughter of Roy, the eighth child in this family. Roy and Iva, his wife, told stories about the Rone family. 

19 

This story has been told throughout the years by Merle (Orr) Rone-Carlson. She was the wife of Harrison Rone. She is now deceased. 

Virginia Lee (Rone) Mayes, 11426 East 14th Street, Independence, Missouri 64052, March 1996, Find A Grave Memorial # 10460423. 


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d. Lucy Ida Belt, bom 3 Nov 1868, died 27 Jul 1950. She married first Daniel D. Searcy 
on 4 Oct 1885. They had three children together. She later married Gerome Miller. 

e. William Claud Belt, born 21 Dec 1870, died 30 Jul 1927. He married Sarah Emily 
Watson. They had five children together. 

f. Frank Taylor Belt, born 9 Nov 1872, died 20 Mar 1940. He never married. 

g. Oscar Lee Belt, born 9 Sep 1874, died 16 Jan 1937. He married Ola Jane Sweatman 
on 13 Jan 1898. They had two children together. 

h. Rosa Lena Belt, born 21 Oct 1877, died 2 Jun 1950. She married James Watson on 10 
Oct 1897, and they had one daughter together. She then married Benjamin Franklin 
Prichard on 17 Apr 1907. They had six children together. 

i. Charles Emet Belt, born 23 Mar 1984. He married Leta Jane Crowley on 20 Nov 
1905 and they had one son together. They divorced in 1926. 

6. George Milo Rone, born 4 Mar 1846, died 12 Dec 1920. He married first Martha Ellen 
Creason on 24 Jul 1873 in Ray County, Missouri. They had six children together: 

a. Emma Rone, born about 1874. 

b. James Rile Rone, born 26 Aug 1876, died 5 Sep 1945. He married first Cordelia Ann 
Fain around 1900, and they four children together. He later married Rosa Clevenger, 
but they had no children. 

c. Lula Rone, born about 1879. 

d. Milo Thomas Rone, born 2 Feb 1881, died 16 Jul 1951. He married Calvina Malinda 
Mills. They had one daughter together. 

e. Lillian Bertha Rone, born 19 Oct 1883, died 26 Aug 1976. She married Frederick 
Benjamin Petree and they had six children together. 

f. Floice Franklin Rone, born 22 Dec 1886, died 27 Mar 1966. She married Joseph 
Franklin Logan on 9 Feb 1905 in Ray County, Missouri. They had six children. 

George Milo Rone married second Margaret Cox on 9 Jul 1891 in Ray County, Missouri. They 
had no children together. His third marriage to Martha Elizabeth Milligan took place on 20 
Oct 1895 in Ray County. They had ten children together: 

g. Beatrice Agnes Rone, born 16 Dec 1896, died Jun 1898. 

h. George Dewey Rone, born 13 Jan 1899, died 27 Jan 1955. He married Gladys 
Elizabeth Schenewerk. Their one son was stillborn. 

i. William Franklin Rone, born 23 Dec 1901, died 24 Apr 1972. He married Beatrice 
Roberta MNU. They had no children. 

j. Samuel Fowler Rone, born 31 Dec 1903, died 26 Mar 1981. He married Lucy 
Elizabeth Creason on 6 Jan 1932 in Ray County, Missouri. They had four children 
together. 

k. Anna Florence Rone, born 28 Jun 1906, died 25 Mar 1989. She married first Len 
Lomax Cradit, and they had at least one son together. She later married Theodore 
Hitt. 

l. Allen N. Rone, born 27 May 1909, died 12 Sep 1977. He married Eunice Mae MNU. 

m. Everett Ellis Rone, born 7 Jan 1912, died Jan 1996. He married first Thelma Lorene 
Shelton, and they had at least two daughters. He later married Rilla Esther King. 

n. Elva Electra Rone, born 17Jan 1912, died 7 Aug 1991. She married first John F. 
Sandstrom, and they had at least one son. She later married Mr. Denham. 

o. Grace Rone, born 1 Aug 1914, died 1 Sep 1920. 


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p. Junior Rone, bom 13 Jan 1917, died 16 May 1976. He married Sarah Margaret 
Kemper, and they had five children together. 

7. Louisa M. Rone, born about 1848. 

8. Mathew Anderson Rone, born 12 Jun 1850. 

9. Sarah D. “Sally” Rone, born about 1852, died before 1880. She married Anderson Louis 
Gaston on 12 Oct 1873. They had one daughter together: 

a. Lillie May Gaston born Nov 1874. See married Franklin Pierce Stephens on 31 Jan 
1891. They had six children together. 


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Mathew’s Children and Grandchildren by Martha Holman 

Emaline (Fowler) Rone died about 1854. Mathew then remarried, to Martha H. Holman, on 30 Nov 1854 
in Ray County, Missouri. They had several children together, and all were born in Ray County, with the 
sole exception of the youngest son. He was born in Benton County, Arkansas, where his parents had 
moved to between 1868 and 1870. Martha’s 1900 Census record states that she was the mother of seven 
children, five of whom were alive at that time (Louanna had died less than a week before then, and Joseph 
had died earlier). However, earlier Census records show that she had a total of eight children, all born 
before 1880. 

1. Willis Warner Rone, born 16 Dec 1857, died 18 Dec 1932. He married Sarah Ann Smith on 26 
Jan 1890 in Benton County, Arkansas. They had three children together: 

a. William Henry Rone, born 7 Jan 1890, died May 1968. He married first Ellen C. 
Sachtjen, and they had one son together. He later married Cora Corn. 

b. Emma May Rone, born 26 Jan 1895, died 14 Apr 1942. She married first Clarence 
Everett Davis, and they had a son together. She later married Harley Edgar 
McDonald. 

c. Dortha Lorene Rone, born about 1914, died 8 May 1921. 

2. Louanna Josephine Rone, born about 1859, died 16 Jun 1900. She married Newton Jasper 
Fowler on 26 Feb 1879 in Benton County, Arkansas. They had ten children together: 

a. Jack Fowler, born 9 Mar 1882, died 21 Feb 1963. He married Rose Francis Williams, 
and they had six children. 

b. Anna Bell Fowler, born 7 Oct 1883, died 12 Jun 1968. She married George 
Washington Mills on 23 Nov 1899 in Washington County, Arkansas. They had five 
children together. 

c. Sarah Ellen Fowler, born 5 Mar 1886, died 14 Mar 1925. She married Daniel N. Strate 
on 9 May 1906 in McDonald County, Missouri. They had at least six children together. 

d. Joseph Barton Fowler, born 17 Jun 1886, died 8 Sep 1965. He married Belle MNU. 
They had two sons. 

e. Benjamin Franklin Fowler, born 26 Jul 1887, died 12 Dec 1954. He married Clara L. 
Cooper, and they had four children. 

f. Cora Jane Fowler, born 28 Oct 1891, died 9 Dec 1917. She married first Oliver 
Edward Castor. They had one son. She married next Isaac Milford Martin, and they 
had one daughter together. 

g. Hugh Denselmore Fowler, born 5 Feb 1892, died 22 Sep 1955. He married first 
Nettie Madge Ream on 4 Feb 1913 in Benton County, Arkansas. They had one son 
together. He married next Mary Ellen Hylton on 16 Jun 1926 in Cherokee County, 
Kansas. They had at least two children together. 

h. Lena Mae Fowler, born 30 Jan 1895, died 12 Dec 1954. She married George Mack 
Vice and they had six children together. 

i. Sallie Fowler, born 9 Mar 1899, died 24 Jan 1981. She married Thomas S. Harrison 
on 5 Jul 1914 in Newton County, Missouri. They had five children. 

3. James Nelson Rone, born 21 Nov 1861, died 14 Oct 1912. He married first Easter Lucinda 
Catherine Downey on 8 Jan 1885 in Benton County, Arkansas. They had a dozen children 
together. In later life, he married Ms. Basnett. 

a. William Mathew Rone, born 18 Sep 1885, died before the 1900 Census. 


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b. James Eli Rone, bom 21 Jul 1887, died 21 Feb 1968. He married Dovie L. White, and 
they had one daughter together. 

c. John Nelson Rone, born 27 Oct 1889, died 17 Apr 1958. He married Minnie 
Cawthen on 21 Jan 1920 in Benton County, Arkansas. They had no children. 

d. Warner Willis Rone, born 9 Feb 1892, died 20 Nov 1981. He married Ida M. Young 
on 26 Nov 1919 in Benton County, Arkansas, and they had one daughter. 

e. Samuel Rone, born 14 Nov 1894, died before the 1900 Census. 

f. Mary Anna Rone, born 20 Jul 1895, died 19 Apr 1979. She married Jesse Welch, and 
they had three daughters. 

g. Ella Rone, born 14 Oct 1898, died 12 Mar 1962. She married Viller Blackborn 
Osbourn on 30 Sep 1916 in Benton County, Arkansas. They had one daughter. 

h. Edmond Rone, born 20 Nov 1901, died 22 Jul 1971. He married Eulah Anglin on 1 
Apr 1923 in Benton County, Arkansas, and they had one son together. 

i. Charles Rone, born 26 Aug 1904, died 24 Oct 1961. He married Clara Jane 
Rutherford on 1 Feb 1924. They had at least three sons together. 

j. Grace Louverna Rone, born 5 Jul 1907, died 23 Aug 2001. She married Grover R. 
Basnett, and they had at least four children together. 

k. Lucinda Rone, born 17 Jul 1910, died 12 Aug 1994. She married William H. Elliott on 
24 Dec 1927 in Benton County, Arkansas. They had at least three sons. 

l. George Rone, born 17 Jul 1910, died 30 May 1975. It is not known if he ever married. 

4. Lucy Jane “Lizzie” Rone, born 6 May 1863, died 7 Nov 1933. She married Calloway Crouse 
on 20 Dec 1891 in Benton County, Arkansas. They had three children: 

a. Delphia Irene Crouse, born 6 Sep 1892, died 29 Apr 1982. She married Lanier Holt 
on 19 Aug 1908 in Benton County, Arkansas. They had four children. 

b. Verna P. Crouse, born 23 Apr 1894, died 13 Apr 1969. She married Hugh A. Duncan. 

c. Charles Wilford Crouse, born 14 Apr 1899, died 21 Feb 1968. He married Marie M. 
Schell on 4 Oct 1920 in McDonald County, Missouri. They had at least ten children 
together. 

5. Wiley Holman Rone, born Dec 1865, died 5 Mar 1925. He married Martha Jane Scoggins on 
2 Feb 1895 in Benton County, Arkansas. They had no children. 

6. Martha Ann Rone, born 15 Mar 1867, died 25 Jan 1923. She married William Lafayette 
Chastain on 5 Apr 1885 in Benton County, Arkansas. They had six daughters: 

a. Martha E. Chastain, born Mar 1885, died before the 1900 Census. 

b. Lauria Chastain, born 25 Jul 1886, died Dec 1970. She married James Carson 
Hendrickson on 13 Dec 1903 in Benton County, Arkansas. They had at least five 
children. 

c. Georgia L. Chastain, born 1887, died 31 Jul 1891. 

d. Amanda Jane Chastain, born 8 Oct 1888, died 7 Aug 1981. She married James Baxter 
Hensley on 31 May 1906 in Benton County, Arkansas. They had five children. 

e. Rosa Lee Chastain, born 6 Apr 1891, died 27 Mar 1933. She married Samuel Luther 
Browning on 28 Mar 1926 in Benton County, Arkansas. They likely had no children. 

f. Geneva Chastain, born 18 Nov 1898, died 18 Nov 1898. 

7. Wilson Simpson Rone, born 11 May 1868, died 22 Dec 1940. He married first Myrtle Rebecca 
Walfenberger on 21 Apr 1898 in Benton County, Arkansas. They had two children together: 


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a. Martha E. Rone, bom 12 Mar 1899, died Mar 1973. She married Mr. Merritt, though 
she likely had been married previous to that. 

b. Elizabeth Mary Rone, born 26 Aug 1901, died 8 Dec 1990. She married Leonard 
Leroy Noblitt on 31 Aug 1924 in Benton County, Arkansas. They had at least one 
daughter. 

Wilson Simpson Rone married second Myrtle E. Oakes. They had six children together: 

c. Pauline Rone, born 30 Sep 1905, died Apr 1970. She married Thomas J. Moss on 31 
Dec 1932 in McDonald County, Missouri. They had two sons. 

d. Louanna Rone, born 31 May 1908, died Jan 1984. She married Earnest Raymond 
Summers on 15 Sep 1930 in Benton County, Arkansas. They had at least three children. 

e. Clara S. Rone, born 13 Sep 1910, died 13 Sep 1994. She married Harley L. Carriker on 
2 Jul 1932 in Benton County, Arkansas. They had at least two sons. She later married 
Louis J. Stouder. 

f. Stella Jan Rone, born 24 Jan 1912, died 29 Sep 1927. 

g. Woodrow Wilson Rone, born 12 Sep 1916, died 25 Apr 1990. He married Evelyn 
Belle Inscoe on 14 Jul 1934 in Benton County, Arkansas, and they had at least two 
children. 

h. Rebecca Mae Rone, born 17 Jun 1925, died 17 Nov 2002. She married Clarence 
Odell Boyette. 

8. Joseph Rone, born about 1871. 


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The Rone DNA Pool 


Thus far, all of the clear clues contained in T.J. Rone’s bio have been analyzed, and the majority have been 
verified. But we are unable to locate a third son named John who was said to have moved to Mississippi, 
and it would be nice to have a bit more evidence that the Scottish father of Mathew Rone and Mobley 
Rhone was indeed the Samuel Rone found in the 1810 and 1820 Census for Mecklenburg County, North 
Carolina. But how can we do that, when it seems we have pretty much exhausted the meager supply of 
extant public records? The answer is analysis of autosomal DNA results, particularly the millions of such 
results which are linked to public family trees at Ancestry.com. 

Autosomal DNA (marketed by Ancestry.com as AncestryDNA) is inherited in almost equal amounts from 
each parent, and there is a large quantity of it, consisting of long strands of DNA arranged in unique 
sequences. With each generation, the amount of DNA from a particular ancestor is halved. This starts 
with your parents, who each contribute half of your DNA. Each of them inherited half each from their 
parents, and so on, throughout every generation. Most DNA fragments retain sufficient uniqueness above 
a certain length (roughly 6-7 centimorgans) that they remain useful for analysis. Once there are six 
generations from you to a particular ancestor (yourself included), the utility of analyzing autosomal DNA 
starts to diminish. But it is not until around the ninth generation that the odds of inheriting no DNA 
from a particular ancestor starts to become significant. And after that things drop off very quickly. 

What analysis of AncestryDNA can tell you is how distandy related you may be to other people who also 
have such results, if those results overlap to some degree. But it cannot tell you who your shared relative 
or relatives may have been. To begin to determine that requires results that are linked to an accurate paper 
trail. Not all trees at Ancestry.com are accurate, but it is a good place to start. For those results included 
in the Pool, each line of descent for a potential Rone DNA match was verified from Samuel Rone’s 
generation or farther back, up to around the 1930/1940 Census. This included many results where the 
tree owner had not extended their tree back in time much beyond 1930, but who matched the same 
lineage of others, whose trees were more complete. 

Once you have completed an AncestryDNA test, Ancestry.com assesses your degree of relatedness to 
other people who also have such results, based upon the amount of matching DNA. It also looks at 
information contained in the trees connected to those results, looking for a common ancestor who might 
have been responsible for that DNA. Such possible matches are marked as hints, and hints display the 
suspected lineage to a shared ancestor from the trees of the owners of both results. While just one or two 
such matches won’t tell you much about your ancestry, a large pool of results does begin to paint a fairly 
clear picture of which people of interest are descended from particular Rone lineages. 

The complete Rone DNA Pool is included at the end of this section, but I need to first describe how it 
was created. It began with filtering my AncestryDNA results for DNA matches that were attached to 
trees that contained the surnames of Rone, Roan, Roane or Rhone (or, occasionally, a unique surname 
found in Mathew’s, Mobley’s or Samuel’s descendants, such as the uniquely spelled Merideth). The trees 
of each of those matches was inspected to see if they contained an ancestor of any of the known or 
suspected Rones identified by T.J. Rone’s biography, or those identified in my own research. For those 
that did, 1 recorded the length of DNA and number of segments, as well as their lineage back to a known 
or suspected child of either Samuel Rone, Senior or Clement Rone. 


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My own results provided a very limited viewpoint, since my great grandfather was my closest Rone 
ancestor. To expand the pool, 1 began soliciting other Rone descendants, asking if they would invite me 
to view their AncestryDNA results. I call those who agreed to participate “samples.” For each sample, 1 
reviewed their results as 1 had done my own, recording the matches in the Pool. I also reviewed the DNA 
Circles of each of the samples, which helped to identify additional Rone descendants who hadn’t yet 
connected to their Rone ancestor, but whose ancestry could be readily determined from available public 
records. The Pool ended up with ten samples and more than 100 descendants of William Rone, Senior 
who have at least one match to a descendant of Mathew Rone, Samuel Rone, Junior or Mobley Rhone. 
These results were filtered to remove the weakest matches, resulting in 55 descendants in the final table. 
The following two subsections briefly touch upon the most significant findings of this effort. 

Rebeccah Rone: A Missing Sister 

Given the lack of early marriage records in Bedford County, Tennessee, the odds were certainly stacked 
against any chance of learning the identity of any of Samuel Rone’s three daughters. But that view turns 
out to have been a bit pessimistic, because sometime prior to the 1840 Census, Samuel Rone had moved 
to Lincoln County, Tennessee, where marriage records of that time period are extant. And on 13 Jan 
1840, Rebeccah 20 Roane married James Woodard there. 

Within Samuel’s 1840 Census household are three males and one female who were between the ages of 20 
and 29. And within just a few neighboring households, Samuel had four different Woodard neighbors. 
Since there is no 1840 Census record for James Woodard, it is strongly suspected that Rebeccah and James 
were two of the 20 to 29-year-olds in Samuel’s household that year. 

Rebeccah had a great grandson named Calvin Mobley Arnold, and the Henderson surname was used as a 
given name for some of her descendants (it also appears repeatedly in Mathew’s descendants), which helps 
to lend some additional credence to the DNA results. 

Because the DNA evidence for Rebeccah was fairly straightforward (despite AncestryDNA results being 
found for just two of her descendants) it will be discussed in more detail a bit later, in a section about her 
and her family. 

Samuel Rone, Junior: The Missing Brother 

There have been a number of circumstantial clues (scattered throughout miscellaneous records listed in 
Appendix E and recapped in a later, more detailed section devoted to Samuel Rone, Junior) that suggest 
that Mathew and Mobley’s brother may have been named Samuel, and not John. The main reason for 
creating the large Rone DNA Pool was to evaluate, and hopefully prove, that hypothesis. 

There is already direct proof, in the form of T.J. Rone’s bio, that Mathew Rone and Mobley Rhone were 
brothers. The initial premise was that Samuel Rone, Junior, who is found in records of Bedford County, 
Tennessee around the time that Mathew Rone left there, had to have been either 1) their brother, or 2) 
their cousin - a grandson of Clement Rone (and thus a nephew of Samuel Rone, Senior). So, if Junior was 


20 Incorrectly transcribed at Ancestry.com as “Renah.” 


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Senior’s son, the amount of DNA that his descendants inherited from their common ancestors (William 
Rone and his wife) would on average be more than twice what it would be if he were a nephew. That’s a 
fairly simple and objective test, and one that is easy to evaluate. But it requires a large pool of data, in 
order to allow the variable results to average themselves out. 

Additionally, the specific segments of DNA that siblings inherit from their parents are not be same (unless 
they are identical twins). On average, for any two siblings, only about half of the DNA that they inherit 
from their parents will overlap, and the balance will be different. That is why having representation from 
as many unique lines of descent as possible helps to improve the accuracy of any conclusions drawn from 
a large number of distant matches, such as those found in the Rone Pool. 

We each have a lot of autosomal DNA, comprised of long strands arranged in unique sequences. Even 
when the percentage of DNA that you inherit from a particular ancestor is only a percent or so, there are 
still strands of DNA that are long enough for the odds to be fairly very remote against an unrelated person 
having a strand with the same sequence. 


Table illustrating the two possible relationships for Samuel Tone, Jr, and 
how that affects the amount of matchable Rone DNA. 


William Rone (100%) & wife 

parents 

Samuel & Middy (Lowrey) Rone, Sr. 

(50% from William) 
child 

On average, 
half of this 
50% 

is typically 
shared by 
siblings 

Clement & Creasy Rone 

(50% from William) 
child 

Mathew Rone, Mobley Rhone & 
Samuel Rone? 

(25% from William) 
grandchildren 

On average, 
half of this 
25% 

is typically 
shared by 
siblings 

Harbert, Solomon, Catherine, William & 

J ohn Rone 
(25% from William) 
grandchildren 


On average, 
half of this 
12.5% 
is typically 
shared by 
siblings 

Samuel Rone? 

(12.5% from William) 
great grandchild 


The two dozen results in the DNA pool for Clement Rone’s descendants provide an expected level of 
contrast to the results of descendants of Mathew and Mobley. As shown in the table above, Samuel’s and 
Clement’s children would have each inherited roughly 25% of their DNA from William Rone. But not the 
same 25%. Additionally, they would have inherited 50% of their DNA from their maternal side (Middy 
Lowrey or Creasy [MNU]). So, if Samuel Rone, Junior was the son of Samuel Rone, Senior, he would 


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show significantly more relatedness to the descendants of Mathew and Mobley than to any descendants of 
Clement Rone. And that is exactly what the DNA analysis shows. 

There is some imbalance of the results that is apparent when viewing the lines of Mathew, Mobley and 
Samuel, Jr. The amount of imbalance is consistent with the variability of inheritance, a reflection that the 
amount of overlap of their shared Rone DNA (both as pairs of cousins and in groups) is slighdy different 
for each of them. 

But, overall, a general symmetry was found within the large number of results, meaning that results for 
many of the rows of the table show matches to descendants of two or all three of the brothers, and that 
the range of the amount of shared DNA was within an expectedly narrow range, dependent of course 
upon each testee’s genetic distance to Samuel Rone, Senior. The conclusion reached was that the large 
number of consistent results could only be possible if the three men were brothers. The final Rone DNA 
Pool is found in the following table. Following that, the narrative will return to a more detailed discussion 
of Rebecca (Rone) Woodard and Samuel Rone, Junior. 


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SAMUEL RONE, SENIOR 


Condensed DNA Results 


Total # of 
Generations from 
Samuel Rone, Sr 
to AncestryDNA 
Owner 


GEORGE 


SAMUEL RONE, SENIOR 


MATHEW L. RONE 


AncestryDNA 

OWNER 


5 gen 


Uj 

O 

q: 


WILLIAM H. 7 Bonnie 
H. gen Adams 


6 Charles 
MEDAANN gen Belt 


Robert 
Rone 

4C 

46.2 cM 
4 segments 

3C 

121 cM 
10 segments 


LOUANNA 


6 gen 


Lonnie 

Vice 


WILLIAM H. H. 


7 gen 


Steve 

Malone 


4C 

21.0 cM 
2 segments 


Distant 
15.8 cM 

2 segments 

4C 

48 cM 

3 segments 


7 gen 


8 gen 


Karen 

Walker 


Tom 
Longfellow 


SAMUEL RONE, JUNIOR 


LANDON 


6 gen 


Lourinda 

Smith 


1C 

936.5 cM 
41 segments 

4C 

27.1 cM 
2 segments 


Distant 
6.1 cM 
1 segment 


Distant 
18.9 cM 
1 segment 


7 gen 


Charles 

Bennett 


Distant 
7.1 cM 
1 segment 


MOBLEY H. RHONE 


GEORGE W. 


CAROLINE 


6 gen 


7 gen 


9 gen 


Richard 

Rhone 


Ruthanne 

Mashchenko 


Keary 

Vaughn 


4C 

30.7 cM 
2 segments 


Distant 
9.0 cM 
1 segment 


Distant 
12.9 cM 
1 segment 


Uj 

£ 

s 


5 Robert 

GEORGE gen Rone 

6 Robert 

LOUANNA gen Fowler 


Uj 


MARTHA 6 

ANN gen M.B. 



Distant 

11.3 cM 

2 segments 

4C 

37 cM 

3 segments 

4C 

2C 

4C 

56 cM 

203 cM 

25.4 cM 

4 segments 

11 segments 

1 segment 

4C 

42 cM 

3 segments 

4C 

23.7 cM 

3 segments 



4C 

42 cM 
5 segments 

Distant 
9.6 cM 
1 segment 


4C 

66 cM 



4C 

29.4 cM 
2 segments 


Distant 
17.8 cM 
2 segments 

4C 

20.5 cM 
2 segments 


Distant 
20.7 cM 
2 segments 


4C 

29.5 cM 
2 segments 


4C 

34.7 cM 
2 segments 


4C 

21.1 cM 
2 segments 


Distant 
8.8 cM 
1 segment 


Distant 
19.1 cM 
2 segments 


Distant 
9.1 cM 
1 segment 


|g 


5 

a 

po 

UJ 

q: 


o 

o 


MARGARET 


6 

gen 


6 

gen 


Deborah 

Koch 


Ilwma45 


4C 

70 cM 
6 segments 


Distant 
11.4 cM 
2 segments 


Distant 
12 cM 
2 segments 


Distant 
14.5 cM 
1 segment 


4C 4C 

30 cM 26 cM 

2 segments 2 segments 


Distant 
9 cM 

2 segments 


4C 

44 cM 
3 segments 


4C 

43.4 cM 
5 segments 


Distant 
7.2 cM 
1 segment 


Distant 
7.2 cM 
1 segment 


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SAMUEL RONE, SENIOR 


SAMUEL RONE, SENIOR 


MATHEW L. RONE 


GEORGE 




Total # of 
Generations from 

Samuel Rone, Sr 

to AncestryDNA 
Owner 

5 

gen 

7 

gen 


5 gen 


AncestryDNA 

OWNER 


JOHN L. 


6 

gen 


pclay66 


q: 

O 


O 

q: 

Uj 

=3 

§ 

5 


gen patlarsen77 


7 Glenn 

JOSEPH R. gen Montgomery 


6 

gen 

7 

gen 


B.N. 


S.P. 


LANDON 


7 Charles 

gen Bennett 

6 Lourinda 

gen Smith 

6 Marilyn 

gen Wilson 


Robert 

Rone 


Michael ' 

Rone ' 

Dot 

Barnes 


4C 

39 cM 
3 segments 


4C 

33 cM 
2 segments 


4C 

74 cM 
3 segments 


4C 

23.5 cM 
2 segments 


Distant 
7.5 cM 
1 segment 


Distant 
17.8 cM 
2 segments 


4C 

29.4 cM 
2 segments 


Distant 
17.8 cM 
1 segment 


LOUANNA 


6 gen 


Lonnie 

Vice 


4C 

50 cM 
3 segments 


4C 

51 cM 
3 segments 


Distant 
19.2 cM 
2 segments 


Distant 
18.8 cM 
1 segment 


WILLIAM H. H. 


7 gen 


Steve 

Malone 


Distant 
13.8 cM 
1 segment 


7 gen 


Karen 

Walker 


Distant 
7.3 cM 
1 segment 


Distant 
7.8 cM 
1 segment 


8 gen 


Tom 

Longfellow 


Distant 
11.6 cM 
1 segment 


Distant 
11.4 cM 
1 segment 


SAMUEL RONE, JUNIOR 


LANDON 


6 gen 


Lourinda 

Smith 


Distant 
13.9 cM 
2 segments 




4C 
51 cM 
5 segments 

4C 

69 cM 
5 segments 






Distant 
13.0 cM 
2 segments 

3C 

116 cM 
7 segments 




Distant 
7.7 cM 
2 segments 

2C 

219 cM 
12 segments 



3C 

177 cM 
10 segments 


7 gen 


Charles 

Bennett 


4C 

47 cM 
4 segments 

4C 

29.3 cM 
2 segments 


4C 

34 cM 
4 segments 


4C 

23.2 cM 
2 segments 

4C 

51 cM 
5 segments 

2C 

289 cM 
13 segments 

3C 

148 cM 
8 segments 


2C 

219 cM 

12 segments 

2C 

233.4 cM 

13 segments 


MOBLEY H. RHONE 


GEORGE W. 


CAROLINE 


6 gen 


Richard 

Rhone 


Distant 
7.6 cM 
1 segment 


Distant 
6.6 cM 
1 segment 


. 


4C 

31 cM 
2 segments 


Distant 
11.6 cM 
1 segment 


Distant 
12.0 cM 
1 segment 


4C 

38 cM 
3 segments 


7 gen 


9 gen 


Ruthanne 

Mashchenko 


Keary 

Vaughn 


Distant 
10.2 cM 
1 segment 


Distant 
11.9 cM 
1 segment 


Distant 
15.1 cM 
1 segment 


Distant 
15.5 cM 
1 segment 


Distant 
12.0 cM 
1 segment 


Distant 
11.5 cM 
1 segment 


4C 

34 cM 
2 segments 


Distant 
7.8 cM 
1 segment 


4C 

37 cM 
1 segment 


Distant 
7.8 cM 
1 segment 


Distant 
18.8 cM 
1 segment 


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SAMUEL RONE, SENIOR 


MATHEW L. RONE 


GEORGE 


Total # of 
Generations from 

Samuel Rone, Sr 

to AncestryDNA 
Owner 


LU 

Z 

O 

x 

X 

X 

>- 

LU 

l 

m 

O 


gen 

7 

gen 

CAROLINE 7 

gen 


GEORGEW. 


6 

gen 

7 

gen 

7 

gen 

6 

gen 

6 

gen 

7 

gen 


5 gen 


AncestryDNA 

OWNER 


Keary 

Vaughn 


gkw1018 


Myrlene 

Dawkins 


Beth 

Sorenson 


C.C. 


Ruthanne 

Mashchenko 


Richard 

Rhone 


R.R. 

(Private) 


J Dennis 
Smart 


Robert 

Rone 


Distant 
19.1 cM 
2 segments 


Distant 
14.6 cM 
1 segment 


4C 

28.6 cM 
3 segments 


Distant 
18.6 cM 
2 segments 


Distant 
6.5 cM 
1 segment 


4C 

22.1 cM 
2 segments 



4C 

29.5 cM 
2 segments 


Distant 
9.8 cM 
2 segments 


LOUANNA 


6 gen 


Lonnie 

Vice 


Distant 
7.0 cM 
2 segments 


4C 

27.9 cM 
2 segments 


4C 

26.6 cM 
1 segment 


Distant 
7.2 cM 
1 segment 


WILLIAM H. H. 


7 gen 




Steve 

Malone 


Distant 
11.1 cM 
1 segment 


7 gen 


Karen 

Walker 


Distant 
9.6 cM 
1 segment 


Distant 
6.2 cM 
1 segment 


8 gen 


Tom 

Longfellow 


4C 

26.3 cM 
2 segments 


SAMUEL RONE, JUNIOR 


LANDON 


6 gen 


Lourinda 

Smith 


7 gen 


Charles 

Bennett 


GEORGE W. 


MOBLEY H. RHONE 

CAROLINE 


6 gen 


7 gen 


9 gen 


Distant 
7.8 cM 
1 segment 


Distant 
10 cM 
1 segment 


4C 

25.4 cM 
1 segment 


Distant 
54.3 cM 
5 segments 


Distant 
9.7 cM 
1 segment 


Distant 
14.7 cM 
1 segment 


Distant 
15.9 cM 
2 segments 


4C 

28.9 cM 
3 segments 


Distant 
14.5 cM 
2 segments 


Distant 
12.0 cM 
1 segment 


4C 

38 cM 
3 segments 


4C 

26.0 cM 
2 segments 


Richard 

Rhone 

Distant 
12.8 cM 
1 segment 


Ruthanne 

Mashchenko 

Distant 
13.7 cM 
1 segment 


Distant 
14.7 cM 
1 segment 

4C 

29.2 cM 
3 segments 

4C 

29.2 cM 
3 segments 


Distant 
6.2 cM 
1 segment 


Parent/Child 
3471 cM 
63 segments 


1C 

980 cM 
36 segments 


Distant 
19.9 cM 
1 segment 



Keary 

Vaughn 



Distant 
16 cM 
2 segments 


4C 

27.2 cM 

2 segments 

4C 

40 cM 

3 segments 


Distant 

12.6 

1 segment 


Distant 

13.7 cM 

1 segment 

Distant 

12.8 cM 

1 segment 

4C 

33 cM 
1 segment 


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JOHN RONE SOLOMON RONE 


Total # of 
Generations from 

Clement Rone to 

AncestryDNA 

Owner 


gen 


7 

SAMUEL H. gen 
A. 

7 

gen 

9 

gen 

8 

MARYJ. gen 


6 

gen 

HARVEY N. 7 

gen 

6 

gen 

ALEXANDER 7 
F. M. gen 



SAMUEL RONE, SENIOR 


MATHEW L. RONE 

SAMUEL RONE, JUNIOR 

MOBLEY H. RHONE 


GEORGE 

LOUANNA 

WILLIAM H. H. 

LANDON 

GEORGE W. 

CAROLINE 


5 gen 

6 gen 

7 gen 

7 gen 

8 gen 

6 gen 

7 gen 

6 gen 

7 gen 

9 gen 

AncestryDNA 

OWNER 

Robert 

Rone 

Lonnie 

Vice 

Steve 

Malone 

Karen 

Walker 

Tom 

Longfellow 

Lourinda 

Smith 

Charles 

Bennett 

Richard 

Rhone 

Ruthanne 

Mashchenko 

Keary 

Vaughn 

James 

Bowles 


40 

20.3 cM 

2 segments 

Distant 

13.4 cM 

1 segment 




Distant 

12.6 cM 

1 segment 




A.J. 


Distant 

13.0 cM 

1 segment 









Lbeam75 


Distant 

8.4 cM 

1 segment 









Leslie 

Shockley 


Distant 

7.5 cM 

1 segment 




Distant 

7.8 cM 

1 segment 





Kimberly 

Peters 








Distant 

11.9 cM 

1 segment 

Distant 

13.5 cM 

1 segment 


mom43ts 


4C 

21.8 cM 

2 segments 

Distant 

10.5 cM 

1 segment 

Distant 

12.1 cM 

1 segment 

4C 

27.9 cM 

1 segment 






D.R. 


Distant 

16.0 cM 

2 segments 



Distant 

19.9 cM 

1 segment 






cnsmithjr_86 


Distant 

17.7 cM 

1 segment 

Distant 

11.5 cM 

1 segment 


Distant 

19.9 cM 

2 segment 






GermanOkie 

Distant 

8.9 cM 

1 segment 











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CLEMENT RONE 


SAMUEL RONE, SENIOR 


MATHEW L. RONE 


GEORGE 


Total # of 
Generations from 

Clement Rone to 

AncestryDNA 

Owner 


5 gen 


AncestryDNA 

OWNER 


Robert 

Rone 


LOUANNA 


6 gen 


Lonnie 

Vice 


WILLIAM H. H. 


7 gen 


Steve 

Malone 


7 gen 


Karen 

Walker 


8 gen 


Tom 

Longfellow 


SAMUEL RONE, JUNIOR 


LANDON 


6 gen 


Lourinda 

Smith 


7 gen 


Charles 

Bennett 


MOBLEY H. RHONE 


GEORGE W. 


CAROLINE 


6 gen 


7 gen 


9 gen 


Richard 

Rhone 


Ruthanne 

Mashchenko 


Keary 

Vaughn 


UJ 

<: 

o 

q: 

§ 

—i 

-j 

§ 


10 

ROBERT J. gen 


Benjamin 

Holmes 


gen 


9 

gen 


Sarah 

Fuhriman 


K.T. 


ISAAC 

NEWTON 9 Miranda 
gen Dascanio 


Distant 
7.7 cM 
1 segment 


8 

gen 

9 

gen 


Jeff 

Descan io 


Roshell 

Maynor 


Distant 
7.4 cM 
1 segment 


Distant 
11.7 cM 
1 segment 


Distant 
13.1 cM 
1 segment 


Distant 
11.2 cM 
1 segment 


Distant 
6.1 cM 
1 segment 


Distant 
11.3 cM 
1 segment 

Distant 
8.6 cM 
1 segment 


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CLEMENT RONE 


UJ 

<: 

o 

q: 

§ 

-j 





SAMUEL RONE, SENIOR 




MATHEW L. RONE 

SAMUEL RONE, JUNIOR 

MOBLEY H. RHONE 




GEORGE 

LOUANNA 

WILLIAM H. H. 

LANDON 

GEORGE W. CAROLINE 

Total # of 
Generations from 

Clement Rone to 

AncestryDNA 

Owner 


5 gen 

6 gen 

7 gen 

7 gen 

8 gen 

6 gen 

7 gen 

6 gen 7 gen 9 gen 

AncestryDNA 

OWNER 

Robert 

Rone 

Lonnie 

Vice 

Steve 

Malone 

Karen 

Walker 

Tom 

Longfellow 

Lourinda 

Smith 

Charles 

Bennett 

Richard Ruthanne Keary 

Rhone Mashchenko Vaughn 

NANCY A. 

7 

gen 

8 

gen 

8 

gen 

7 

gen 

8 

gen 

7 

gen 

8 

gen 

8 

gen 

gramdarlenel 1 


Distant 

18.8 cM 

2 segments 








Distant 

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Rebeccah (Rone) Woodard 

As mentioned in the previous section, the Lincoln County, Tennessee record of Rebeccah’s 13 Jan 1840 
marriage to James Woodard (also spelled Woodward) is what put her on my radar as a Rone descendant of 
some sort. But it was surprising that DNA matches strongly suggested that she was the daughter of 
Samuel Rone, and not the granddaughter of Clement Rone (she was too young to have been Clement’s 
daughter, based upon age and gender attributes of people in his Census households). 

Specifically, the DNA results for Ancestry.com member Barbara Koch matched to the following samples 
in our Rone DNA pool (Barbara is 6 generations removed from Samuel Rone, Senior): 

• Lonnie Vice, Mathew’s line, 6 generations removed from Samuel, 70 cM of shared DNA. 

• Richard Rhone, Mobley’s line, 6 generations removed from Samuel, 30 cM of shared DNA. 

• Ruthanne Mashchenko, Mobley’s line, 7 generations removed from Samuel, 26 cM of shared 
DNA. 

• Tom Longfellow - Mathew’s line, 8 generations removed from Samuel, 14.5 cM of shared DNA. 

• Karen Walker - Mathew’s line, 7 generations removed from Samuel, 12 cM of shared DNA. 

• Steve Malone - Mathew’s line, 7 generations removed from Samuel, 11.4 cM of shared DNA. 

That meant that this one kit matched on 6 of 10 of the samples from descendants of Samuel Rone, and 
had between 11.4 cM and 70 cM of shared DNA with these individuals. While there were no matches to 
the two descendants of Samuel Rone, Junior, such a result is consistent with typical matching patterns for 
the other descendant lines of Samuel Rone, Senior’s children. In contrast, only a small percentage of 
descendants of Clement Rone matched more than one descendant of Samuel Rone, Senior in the Rone 
DNA Pool, and typically with much shorter lengths of shared DNA. 

But there were also results for a second descendant of Rebeccah’s, who is identified on Ancestry.com as 
llwma45 (also six generations removed from Samuel Rone, Senior). And those results matched to three of 
the four non-matches for Barbara Koch. In total, the two sets of results together matched to a total of 
nine out of ten samples. The length of DNA for those matches ranged from 7.2 to 44 centimorgans. 

In comparison, in the results for Clement’s descendants, there are only ten out of twenty-three kits that 
match to two or more of the ten samples. Of these kits, six matched a total of two sample kits, three 
matched a total of three sample kits, and only one matched to four of the sample kits (this person was 
only six generations removed from Clement, having from 10.5 to 27.9 cM of shared DNA). Of the ten 
kits, nine were from 6 to 9 generations removed from Clement Rone. One kit was ten generations 
removed and had three matches to the samples for Mobley Rhone’s descendants. Therefore, it is almost 
certainly an outlier, and likely is expressing relatedness to a shared non-Rhone relative. The DNA lengths 
for the next closest match ranged from 6.1 cM to 12.6 cM. Those ranges are about half of what showed 
up in the matches to Barbara Koch and llwma45. Since an extra generation is required to get to Samuel’s 
& Clement’s parents (William Rone, Sr and his unknown wife), and since with each generation you inherit 
only half of your DNA from each parent, these results suggest that Barbara Koch and llwma45 are more 
closely related to Samuel Rone, Senior than to Clement Rone, by at least a generation. Unless that is a 
very exceptionally unusual result, that can only mean that Rebeccah Rone was Samuel Rone’s daughter 


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(she was born 6 years after William Rone, Junior had died, so he could not be her father). The results for 
other known descendants of Clement Rone don’t even remotely compare to their results in terms of the 
number and closeness of matches to descendants of Samuel Rone. 

With that proof out of the way, the following is what litde is known about Rebeccah’s family. It is a 
woefully incomplete picture, since her 1850 Census record has not been found. It is definitely possible 
that she had at least one additional daughter, who could have married prior to the 1860 Census. Any 
possible sons would appear to have not lived to adulthood. 

In the 1860 Census for District 16 of Lincoln County, Tennessee is the household of Rebeccah and James 
Woodard. Their children were Caroline, age 20; Margaret, age 18*; Martha, age 8; Allice, age 6; Thomas, 
age 3 months. [* The ancestor of both Barbara Koch and llwma45.] 

It appears that Rebeccah died not long after the 1860 Census, as Jas Woodard is found in the 1870 Census 
for District 17 of Lincoln County with two of his daughters: Martha, age 18 and Allace, age 12. 

James may have remarried on 14 Oct 1870 in Lincoln County, Tennessee to the widow Mary (Paysinger) 
Magers Smith. She had a son, William D. Woodard who was born in Jackson County, Mississippi in late 
1870. 

Currently, of the known children, a marriage record is only found for Margaret, who married Archibald 
Keith Henson on 7 Jan 1866 in Lincoln County, Tennessee. 


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Rebeccah’s Children and Grandchildren 


The following are the known children of Rebeccah Rone and her husband James S. Woodard, as found 
in their 1860 and 1870 Census households. 

1. Caroline Woodard, born about 1840. 

2. Margaret E. Woodard, born 4 Jun 1844, died 13 Sep 1909. She married Archibald Keith 
Henson on 7 Jan 1866 in Lincoln County, Tennessee. They had twelve children together, though 
only nine were living at the time of the 1900 Census: 

a. Emma G. Henson, born Sep 1865, died 28 Mar 1936. She married James Monroe Cupp, 
and they had five children together. 

b. Joseph Stanford Henson, born 19 Nov 1867, 22 Mar 1954. He apparendy never married. 

c. Rosa Lee Henson, born about 1869. 

d. Sarah Johnnie Henson, born 24 Dec 1871, died 16 Mar 1953. She married John Edwin 
Arnold on 20 Feb 1899 in Arkansas. They had six children together. 

e. Henry M. Henson, born Dec 1873, died 1945. He married Mary E. Adams on 21 Dec 
1902 in Arkansas. They had six children together. 

f. Joshua Taylor Henson, born 14 Apr 1876, died 21 Oct 1930. He married Lizzie MNU 
and they had one son together. 

g. Estella Henson, born about 1881. 

h. Minnie Henson, born about 1884. 

i. Alice Henson, born 29 Jun 1887, died 2 Nov 1970. She married Thomas Seten Cook, and 
they had three children together. 

3. Martha Woodard, born about 1852. 21 

4. Alice Woodard, born about 1858. She is found in her father’s 1870 Census household, but no 
marriage record was found for her. 

5. Thomas Woodard, born about 1860. He is not found in his father’s 1870 Census household. 


21 There were Martha Woodards who married in Lincoln County, Tennessee in 1872 to William Warin Wise and in 1873 to Martin Scott 
Dunn. It appears likely that neither of these marriages was to Rebeccah’s daughter. 


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Samuel Rone, Junior 

Samuel Rone, Junior married Susannah H. Anderson in Bedford County, Tennessee in 1837, which was 
just two years after Mathew L. Rone had moved with his new bride to Ray County, Missouri. And it was 
likely around the same time that Samuel Rone, Senior moved from Bedford County to abutting Lincoln 
County. 

He was born about 1813 in North Carolina, and thus he is a possible match for one of the three males 
under age ten in Samuel Rone, Senior’s 1820 Census household in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, 
and one of the two males age 15-19 in his 1830 household in Bedford County, Tennessee. 

In the 1840 Census for Bedford County, Tennessee, Samuel’s household includes a wife and a daughter 
under age 5, which is consistent with an 1837 marriage. 

In 1848, Samuel S. Rone bought property in Bedford County from Samuel Anderson. 

In the 1850 Census for Bedford County, Samuel’s household includes his wife Susan, born 1813 in North 
Carolina. Their children included: Vienna born 1838 (who is a match to the daughter in their 1840 
household), Margaret born 1840, Katherine, born 1842, Samuel born 1845, James born 1847, Joseph born 
1848 and John, born 1850. 

One of the last records of Samuel Rone in Bedford County was when he sold 79+ acres of land to 
Anderson Rucker on 5 Feb 1859. 

In 1860, a case was heard before the Tennessee Supreme Court, with John S. Thompson, G. P. Baskette 
and Samuel Roane as plaintiffs vs. F. F. Fonville. Samuel’s involvement was due to his being one of the 
securities for a loan that occurred in Bedford County, Tennessee. 

In the 1860 Census for Tishomingo County, Mississippi, Samuel Rone’s household (#355) includes his 
wife and all of his children found in the 1850 Census, less Vienna, and with the addition of Landon C. 
Rone, born 1853. His abutting neighbor there was John S. Thompson (household #356). Living in 
household #371 was Mary (Nix) Blagg, the widow of Henry Blagg (who was either the brother or a cousin 
of Mathew Rone’s mother-in-law, Sarah [Blagg] Fowler). 

In the 1870 Census for Prentiss County, Mississippi, Henry Blagg’s eldest daughter, Harriett J. (Blagg) 
Murphy, was living in household #293. Living in household #294 was Samuel Rone, Junior’s daughter 
Margaret and her husband Aaron Spain, and in household #295 was his son Joseph R. Rone, living in the 
household of Henry W. Spain (Aaron’s brother). 

Samuel Rone would have been 48 years old when the Civil War broke out, so it is unlikely that he enlisted 
in the Confederate Army. 22 


22 His son, Samuel Richard Rone, did serve as a private in Company B of Hams’ Mississippi Cavalry for three years, and was taken 
prisoner. He enlisted at Booneville, Prentiss County, Mississippi on 5 Jul 1863. Many of the troops in Ham’s company were 
captured at the Battle of Selma, Alabama in April 1865. 


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On 11 Feb 1863, the Probate Court of Tishomingo County, Mississippi ordered that a year’s supplies from 
the property of Samuel Rone be laid out for the use of his widow and minor children. Thus, he likely died 
shordy before that date. 

In the 1870 Census, Susan was living with her two youngest sons and her eldest daughter, who appears to 
have been widowed. 


Samuel Junior’s Children and Grandchildren 

1. Vienna Rone, born about 1838, died 1880. She married first Andrew R. Green around 1860, 
and apparently had no children. She married second Alexander Spain on 12 Dec 1876. Their 
children were: 

a. Alonzo F. Spain, born 17 Aug 1878, died 1837. He married Maude C. MNU. They 
had one son together. 

b. Oscar Spain, born 24 Dec 1880, died 1913. He married Jessie A. Nicholson. They 
had four children together. 

2. Margaret A. Rone, born 18 Apr 1842, died 15 Jan 1900. She married Aaron Spain on 30 Aug 
1860 in Alcorn County, Mississippi. They had several children together: 

a. James William Spain, born 5 Nov 1861, died 26 Apr 1916. He married Mattie A. 

Elder on 9 Dec 1879 in Prentiss County, Mississippi, and they had two children together. 

a. Catherine A. “Caddie” Spain, born May 1863. She married first Mr. Johnson and 
married second Patrick Henry Perkins on 9 Jul 1889 in Prentiss County, Mississippi. 
She had two sons by the first marriage. 

b. John Samuel Spain, born 26 May 1866, died 12 Nov 1909. He married first Ava Viola 
Price on 20 Aug 1890, and married second, Lucy Farmer on 26 Nov 1895. Both 
marriages took place in Prentiss County, Mississippi. He had three daughters by the first 
marriage, and five daughters and one son by the second marriage. 

c. Joseph Spain, born about 1868. 

d. Susan Eudora Spain, born 16 Aug 1877, died 28 May 1953. She married James Henry 
Powell, and they had two daughters together. 

e. Lydia Eugenia Spain, born 16 Aug 1877, died 3 Aug 1968. She married Gordon 
Taylor Smith on 10 May 1899 in Prentiss County, Mississippi. They had two sons and 
two daughters together. 

3. L. Catherine Rone, born about 1842. She married W. H. Lacy on 1 Apr 1867 in Bedford 
County, Tennessee. They had one daughter together: 

a. Susan Elizabeth Lacy, born about 1868. 

4. Samuel Richard Rone, born about 1845, died 17Jun 1910. He married Nancy Carolyn Liles 
on 2 Jan 1872 in Prentiss County, Mississippi. They had a large family: 

a. Minnie E. Rone, born 15 Jan 1874, died 25 Apr 1891. 

b. Jessie S. Rone, born 14 Aug 1875, died 20 Mar 1936. She married John H. Gibson and 
they had three children together. 

c. Margaret C. “Maggie” Rone, born 7 Jan 1877, died 25 Jul 1939. She married Francis 
M. Leach on 22 Mar 1900 in Grayson County, Texas. They had three sons together. 

d. Mary Victoria Rone, born Aug 1878, died 9 Sep 1928. She married Robert John 
Harkness on 19 Jun 1902 in Grayson County, Texas. They had six children together. 


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e. Charles L. Rone, bom 19 Mar 1880, died 14 Sep 1902. 

f. Joseph Aaron “Jody” Rone, bom 25 Nov 1881, died 16 Dec 1961. He married Lillian 
Louella “Lula” Gardner in 1905. They had five children together. 

g. William Samuel Rone, born 9 Oct 1887, died 7 Aug 1944. He married first Fannie 
MNU, and married second Ethel MNU. They had no children together. 

h. Edgar Francis Rone, born 4 Jun 1890, died 1 Nov 1954. He married the widow 
Frances Delores (Fluff) Smith, and they had one son together. 

i. Eula Mae Rone, born 4 Dec 1892, died 21 Dec 1972. She married Ira Olney Pace on 
18 Dec 1910 in Grayson County, Texas. They had five children together. 

5. James Henry Roane, born 1 Jan 1847, died 6 Aug 1932. He married Mary Frances Ramsey, 
and they had eight children: 

a. Katherine B. “Katie” Roane, born Sep 1871, died 1943. She married Charles Hiram 
Lovelady on 6 Jan 1899 in Cooke County, Texas. They had two daughters together. 

b. Susan Roane, born about 1874. 

c. John Edward Roane, born 9 Sep 1876, died 6 Jun 1937. He married Goda Margaret 
Gates. They had two children. 

d. Thomas Asbury Roane, born 27 Aug 1880, died 13 Aug 1947. He married Lillie R. 
Leach on 11 Jan 1906 in Cooke County, Texas. They had eight sons. 

e. Almeda Gertrude Roane, born 20 Feb 1884, died 20 Feb 1920. She married Harvey 
H. McGee in 1910 in Wise County, Texas. They had four children together. 

f. Cora Belle Roane, born 16 Nov 1885, died 15 Dec 1969. She married James Sterling 
Grimes in 1910 in Montague County, Texas. They had eight children together. 

g. Francis Landon Roane, born 16 Jan 1889, died 1 Aug 1973. He married first Sarah 
Virginia “Jennie” Boykin on 26 Jul 1914 in Cooke County, Texas. He married second 
Henrietta Chapman on 18 May 1934 in Nolan County, Texas. He had three children 
by the first wife. 

h. Lois Roane, born 17 Mar 1894, died Aug 1984. She married Lester C. Russell on 24 
Dec 1913 in Montague County, Texas. They had three children. 

6. Joseph R. Rone, born about 1848. He married Martha Elizabeth Earnest and they had several 
children together: 

a. James T. Rone, born Mar 1876, died 1 Apr 1912. He married Tokosan Flynt, and they 
had two daughters together. 

b. William Samuel Rone, born 12 Apr 1876, died 9 Jan 1939. He married Mary Hibernia 
Price on 2 Apr 1905 in Nolan County, Texas. They had two children together. 

c. Clara Ann Rone, born 16 Dec 1877, died 15 Jul 1968. She married William Thomas 
Montgomery, and they had nine children together. 

d. Percival (?) Rone, born about 1879. 

e. Joseph Randolph Rone, born 27 Mar 1882, died 28 May 1963. He had one son, by an 
unidentified mother. He later married Stella Suggs. 

[NOTE: At least one tree at Aticestry.com states the following members of Joseph R. Tone’s 1900 Census household were actually 

fathered by Robert G. Eucas, but raised as Rones] 

f. Louis Earnest Rone, born Sep 1887. 

g. Elmer Grady Rone, born 1 Jul 1890, died 27 Mary 1973. He married Mittie Lenora 
Hopper, and they had several children together. 

7. John David Rone, born 6 Aug 1850, died 23 Mar 1892. He married Eliza Porter, and they had 
several children: 


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a. Jennie Rone, bom about 1875. 

b. John Landon Rone, bom 5 Aug 1877, died 16 Mar 1959. He married Sudie 
Whitehead in 1903 in Hopkins County, Texas. They had seven children together. 

c. Mary Anna Rone, born about 1879. She married Isaac David Smith in 1895 in Wise 
County, Texas. They had seven children together. 

d. Henry Rone, born Mar 1883. 

e. Charles Yater Rone, born 17 May 1884, died 8 Dec 1958. He married Stella Lugene 
Thompson on 24 Jan 1904 in Wise County, Texas. They had four children together. 

f. William Marvin Rone, born 2 Feb 1887, died 21 Sep 1923. He married Lizzie Alice 
Foster on 4 Dec 1904 in Wise County, Texas. They had one daughter together. 

g. Coy Cebron Rone, born 18 Mar 1889, died 11 Aug 1902. 

8. Landon Cabot Rone, born 5 May 1852, died 7 Aug 1929. He married Mary Alice Fulgham. 

They had eight children together. 

a. Bertha Ann Rone, born 20 Feb 1880, died 23 Sep 1949. She married John Henry 
Taylor on 22 Mar 1899 in Prentiss County, Mississippi. They had twelve children 
together. 

b. Mattie Lenore Rone, born 28 Jan 1882, died Aug 1968. She married Hugh Camillus 
Counce on 16 Oct 1899 in Alcorn County, Mississippi. They had five children together. 

c. William Samuel Rone, born 27 Mar 1884, died 5 Feb 1973. He married Lourinda 
Barnes, and they had seven children together. 

d. Glennie Sue Rone, born 22 Feb 1886, died 6 Aug 1974. She married Trojan C. 

Farmer and they had six children together. 

e. Clifford Aleta Rone, born 2 Sep 1889, died May 1977. She married Mike Sartin on 7 
Mar 1906 in McNairy County, Tennessee, and they had at least five children. She married 
second Alexander H. Hatfield on 23 Jul 1920 in Prentiss County, Arkansas. They had a 
son and a daughter. She married at least six times after that marriage, though it appears 
there were no children by the other marriages. 

f. Baxter Aaron Rone, born 2 Jan 1892, died 1927. He married Etta M. Green, and they 
had six children together. 

g. Lillie Katherine Rone, born 2 Sep 1894, died 8 Oct 1956. She married Jesse 
Buchanan Free, and they had five children. 

h. Ora Betty May Rone, born 18 Mar 1897, died 10 Oct 1918. She married Benton 
Washington Cox. It is not known if they had any children. 


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Summary of Findings 

Starting with only the knowledge that Mathew L. Rone and Mobley H. Rhone were brothers, it has been 
possible to clearly trace our clan back in time, first to Mecklenburg County, North Carolina in the early 
1800s and then even farther back, to Wake County, North Carolina in the 1760s. 

It has been shown that records of Mecklenburg County reveal that Samuel Rone, Senior (the father of 
Mathew and Mobley) had arrived there around 1806; that he had brothers Clement and William; and that 
their father was William Rone, Senior, who died there in 1807. 

A deposition made by Samuel Rone, Senior states that he had lived in Wake County, North Carolina around 
1795. Records of Wake County show that William Rone, Senior had arrived there by 1794, and it was where 
Samuel Rone had married Middy Lowrey in 1799. It has been deduced that her father was Matthew Lowrey 
and that her mother was Mary Mobley, the daughter of Mordecai and Elizabeth (Read) Mobley. 

Mathew Rone’s 1880 Census record states that both his parents were natives of Scotland. No record was 
found of when William Rone, Senior had emigrated to the United States, but there is a record of a William 
Roan arriving in Virginia in 1787. So, while there is a reasonable possibility that he was our ancestor, the 
Rone trail is unclear prior to William’s arrival in Wake County, North Carolina. 

In the 1820s, Clement Rone, Samuel Rone and their families left North Carolina and moved west (except 
for Mobley Rhone, who remained there), eventually showing up in Tennessee. Clement’s sons are found in 
records of Lincoln County, Tennessee as early as 1830, though he doesn’t show up in records there until 
1840. Samuel Rone is found in records of Bedford County, Tennessee as early as 1830, and he, too, had 
moved to Lincoln County by 1840. 

One serendipitous aspect of assembling a large pool of AncestryDNA data for this project was that it quite 
unexpectedly led to the identity of one of Samuel Rone, Senior’s three unknown daughters: Rebeccah (Rone) 
Woodard. Expanding that effort in the future is likely to prove the identity of at least one other daughter, 
but there is no guarantee of how long such an effort might take. 

Significant effort was undertaken to attempt to prove that, contrary to the biography of T.J. Rone, Mathew’s 
and Mobley’s other brother was not John, but Samuel Rone, Junior. The AncestryDNA results of several 
Rone descendants were compared against millions of such results, which identified several dozen other 
descendants of our Rone clan. The overall pattern of the majority of the matches for those results confirm 
that the three men were from the same generation of the same family: they were all sons of Samuel Rone, 
Senior. 

With the direct knowledge of the identities of two of Samuel’s three sons and the DNA evidence that 
establishes the identity of his third son, it has been possible to infer the identities of at least some of Clement 
Rone’s children. Due to the speculative nature of that work, it is included as an appendix ( Appendix G) . 
instead of being part of the main narrative of this book. 

The identities of all of Mathew Rone’s seventeen children are clearly proven by T.J. Rone’s biography, 
and/or by 1850 and later Census records. 


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The identities of Mobley Rhone’s five oldest children are inferred from various early records of Houston 
County, Texas, whereas the identities of his three youngest children are documented in 1860 and 1870 
Census records of Houston County and neighboring Anderson County. 

All of the children of Samuel Rone, Junior are clearly proven by Census records. 

The identities of Rebecca (Rone) Woodard’s children are mostly proven by 1860 and 1870 Census records, 
though the lack of an 1850 Census record for her family leaves open the possibility of other children, 
including the possibility of at least one child who could have come of age prior to the 1860 Census. 

The table on the following page lists all of the known children and grandchildren of Samuel and Middy 
(Lowrey) Rone: 


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William Rone, Senior 

Born before 1744, died 1807 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. 

Samuel Rone, Senior 

Born 1775 in Scodand, died after 1840s, probably in Lincoln County, Tennessee. 

On 18 Oct 1799 in Wake County, North Carolina, he married 

Middy Lowrey 

Born about 1781 in Scodand, died unknown. 

Mobley H. Rhone 

Born 1800 in Wake 
County, NC, died 1875 
in Anderson County, 
TX. His children: 

Samuel Rone, Junior 

Born about 1813 in 
Mecklenburg County, 
NC, died after 1860 in 
Mississippi. His 
children: 

Mathew L. Rone 

Born 20 Jun 1814 in 
Mecklenburg County, 
NC, died 10 May 1884 
in Benton County, AR. 
His children: 

Rebeccah (Rone) 
Woodard 

Born about 1822 in 
Tennessee, died after 

1860, probably in 
Lincoln County, TN. 
Her children: 

Harvey Newton 
Rhone 

Caroline (Rhone) 
Merideth 

Malinda R. (Rhone) 
Toney 

James M. Rhone 

George W. Rhone 

Sylvanus L. Rhone 

Sarah D. (Rhone) 
Lyon 

William “WT” Rhone 

Vienna (Rone) Green 
Spain 

L. Catherine (Rone) 
Lacy 

Margaret A. (Rone) 
Spain 

Samuel Richard Rone 

James Henry Rone 

Joseph R. Rone 

John David Rone 

Landon Cabot Rone 

Samuel Rone 

Nathaniel Henderson 

Rone 

Thomas J. Rone 

William Henry 
Harrison Rone 

Meda Ann (Rone) 
Belt 

George Milo Rone 

Louisa M. Rone 

Mathew Anderson 

Rone 

Sarah D. (Rone) 
Gaston 

Willis Warner Rone 

Louanna Josephine 
(Rone) Fowler 

James Nelson Rone 

Lucy Jane (Rone) 
Crouse 

Wiley Holman Rone 

Martha Ann (Rone) 
Chastain 

Wilson Simpson 
Rone 

Joseph Rone 

Caroline Woodard 

Margaret E. 
(Woodard) Henson 

Martha Woodard 

Alice Woodard 

Thomas Woodard 


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Conclusion: Validation 


Validation is defined as the action of checking or proving the validity or accuracy of something. 

Achieving validation was the endpoint that made it possible to conclude researching our Rone clan and, by 
doing so, publish this book. 

This project began by using facts found in public records to validate the information presented in the 
biography of T.J. Rone. That effort led to the discovery of additional Rone clues found in those same 
public records. The task was complicated by the scarcity of public records, which had been caused by a 
series of courthouse disasters in Bedford County, Tennessee and elsewhere, but sufficient records were 
eventually found. 

Those additional clues led to the discovery that Samuel Rone, Senior had moved from Bedford County to 
Lincoln County, Tennessee, likely in the late 1830s, and that he had lived in Wake County, North Carolina 
prior to his time in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. 

So how is it that we know that we are dealing with just one Samuel Rone in all these locations? How do 
we know that the Samuel Rone of Wake County is the same man in Bedford County and Lincoln County? 

First, there are no unresolved overlaps in the timeline of facts related to Samuel Rone. When reference is 
found of him in one place, he is no longer found at his prior residence: that is true of the four locations 
where record of his existence has been found. And there are never records of another person of the same 
or a similar name living in or near the same counties — so it is clear that records of more than one person 
haven’t been attributed to our Samuel Rone, Senior. But the really critical discovery, which eliminates any 
doubt that these facts were all pointing to the same man, was the DNA evidence that identified his 
daughter, Rebeccah. Her marriage in Lincoln County, Tennessee took place just prior to when Samuel 
Rone, Senior gave his deposition about his having lived in Wake County, North Carolina forty five years 
earlier. And her relatedness through DNA to Mathew Rone and Mobley Rhone connects Samuel Rone, 
Senior back to Bedford County, where there is additional evidence of his presence there, during the same 
time period when Mathew Rone and Samuel Rone, Junior had resided there. 

Clearly, the research contained in this book has been more than adequately validated: the facts herein 
have been carefully corroborated from multiple sources, and every effort has been made to leave no stone 
unturned in the search for as many clues as possible. The end result is a seamless timeline of events for 
the major characters of the book (the parents and siblings of Mathew Rone and Mobley Rhone) and a web 
of interconnecting facts that weave together several descendant families into a seamless tapestry of our 
Rone clan in America. 


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Appendices 


The following sections include a series of timelines of public records for several jurisdictions that were 
researched in arriving at the preceding narrative. They contain far more detail than was required to tell 
this story. They are preserved here to assist other researchers who might be interested in researching 
either their own particular family line, or other families with whom our Rone clan had intermarried. 

Also included are timelines about individuals who turned out not to be related to our clan. Hopefully such 
information will aid the future efforts of descendants of theirs. 


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Appendix A: 

Early Texas Rhone Timeline 

A collection of facts about two men: 

Mobley Rhone of Houston and Anderson Counties, Texas; and 

John Rhone of Smith County, Texas. John was thought possibly to be the John Rone mentioned in T.J. 
Rone’s bio, but that turned out to not be the case. 

Geographic Notes: 

Crockett is the county seat of Houston County, Texas. It is located on one of the branches of El Camino 
Real, a royal road created centuries ago by Spain to connect its missions and presidios in the New World. 

The likely route of immigration for early settlers from the United States to Texas was to travel to 
Louisiana, then take the Red River from where it intersects with the Mississippi River (just south of 
Natchez, Mississippi). From there, they would go upstream to Natchitoches, Louisiana, the eastern 
terminus of El Camino Real. The most northerly branch of the Camino passed through Austin and San 
Antonio, and then on to Mexico. 


A Few Basic Facts 


1821 

1823 

1835 

1836 

1837 Jun 12 

1845 

1846 Mar 24 
1846 Apr 11 
1846Jul 13 
1848 

1850 


1865 & 1882 


Mexico gained independence from Spain. 

Mexico allowed foreign immigration to Texas. 

The beginning of the Texas Revolution. 

The Republic of Texas was created. 

Houston County, TX was formed. 

Texas became the 28th state of the union. 

Anderson County, TX was formed. 

Smith County, TX was formed. 

Cherokee County, TX was formed. 

War with Mexico ended. 

Mobley Rhone is not found in Census records, though his family is enumerated in 
Houston County, Texas. 

John Rhone is not found in Census records, though his family is enumerated in 
Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. 

Courthouse fires destroyed most of the records in Houston County, Texas. 


Trees on Ancestry.com show John Rhone’s parents to be Hugh and Hannah (Calhoun) Rhone. But that 
factoid is disproven by an Find A Grave memorial to Hugh Roan. While he had lived in Mecklenburg 
County, North Carolina, he was clearly not related to our Rhones/Rones, nor to the Rones of southern 
Mecklenburg County. 

What follows are two timelines: one for Mobley Rhone, and the other for John Rhone. 


The Search for the Parents and Siblings of Mobley H. Rhone and Mathew L. Rone 

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NOTE: The conclusion reached in this research was that John Rhone (thought possibly to have been the 
missing brother of Mathew and Mobley) most likely was related to the Henry Rones of southern 
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and WAS NOT RELATED to the family of Mobley Rhone and 
Mathew Rone. 


Mobley Rhone Timeline 


1820 May 20 
1830 Census 
1837 Aug 5 

1837 Dec 

1838 


1838 


1839 


1839Jul 4 
1839Jul4 


1839 Nov 


1839 Dec 6 

1840 
1840 


1840 Jan 1 


1840Jul 1 


Mobley Rhone married Mary Prater in Mecklenburg. 

Mobley Roan was enumerated in Lincoln County, NC. 

Mobley Rhone patented 40.25 acres of land in Talladega County, AL. 

Mobley Rhone immigrated to the Republic of Texas prior to Dec 1837. 

Mobley Rhone received conditional certificate #260 for 640 acres of land in Cherokee 
County, Texas. The Texas Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court, Volume 30, Stafford 
v. King , pages 257-277. 

Mobley Rhone apparendy paid only the poll tax in Houston County, TX. This list is in 
the order that taxes were collected, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:l:939F- 
4633-C?i=12&cc=1827575&cat=986276 . image 13 of 1580, sheet 4, line 15. [Note: this is 
the first available tax listfor Houston County.] 

Mobley Roan was taxed for 640 acres of land in Houston County, TX and no personal 
property. He paid tax of $3. The list is in the order that taxes were collected. 
https://www.familvsearch.org/ark:/61903/3:l:939F-4633- 

(Li.- !2&cc= .i827575&catT986276, image 28 of 1580, # 129. 

Mobley Rhone was appointed Justice of the Peace in Houston County, TX. 

Mobley Rhone was granted conditional certificate #11 from Cherokee County for 640 
acres of third-class land in Houston County. Witnesses were C. H. Nelson and W. 
Dickerson. Texas GTO Records, File 71, Abstract 729. 

http://www.glo.texas.gov/ncu/SCANDOCS/archives webfiles/arcmaps/webfiles/land 

grants/PDFs/3/2/0/320220.pdf 

Harvey Newton Rhone immigrated to the Republic of Texas. He was single at the 
time. [Note: this may actually be when he turned 17 and was thus eligible for 320 acres of 
third-class land.] Texas GTO Records, Clerk Returns, File lOd, page 7. 

Mobley Rhone had 640 acres surveyed per conditional certificate #11. I G Dickson 
and Wm Cuver were chain carriers. 

There was no 1840 Census for Texas, was still an independent republic at that time. 
Mobley Rhone paid only the Houston County poll tax of $1. This list is grouped in 
order of the first letter of the surnames. 
https://www.familvsearch.org/ark:/61903/3:l:939F-4634- 

7?i= 59&cc= 1827575&cat=986276. image 60 of 1589, line 1. 

The Heirs of Harvey Newton Rhone were granted certificate #245 in Bexar County, 
TX for 320 acres of 3rd class land. Witnesses were C. H. Nelson, W. Dickerson and 
E. T. Powell. This would suggest that, if Harvey had any child heirs, at most there 
would be one or two, since he was single just a couple of years earlier. 

Mobley Rhone testified that the conditional certificate #245 of Harvey Newton 
Rhone for 320 acres in Pecan County, Bexar District had been lost. 


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1841 


1842 

1843 

1844 


1844 Dec 6 
1844 Dec 7 


1845 

1845 Jan 13 

1845Jul31 

1846 Aug 6 


1846 

1846 


1849 


Mobley Rhone appears on the tax rolls of Houston County, but appears to have not 
paid any taxes. This list is grouped by the first letter of the surnames. 
https://www.familysearch.org/ark: 761903/3:1:939F-4634- 

7?i=59&cc=1827575&cat=986276, image 85 of 1580, line 17. 

Mobley Rhone did not appear on the tax rolls of Houston County, TX. The list is 
grouped by the first letter of the surnames. 

Mobley Rhone paid the poll tax of $1 in Houston County, TX. The list is grouped by 
the first letter of the surnames, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:76190373:1:939F- 
4634-7?i=59&cc=1827575&cat=986276. 129 of 1580, line 18. 

Mobly Rhone paid only the poll tax in Houston County, TX. The tax list is ordered by 
the first letter of the surname. The list is grouped by the first letter of the surnames. 
https:/7www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:l:939F-4634- 

7?i=59&cc=1827575&cat=986276. image 165 of 1580, line 25. 

G. W. Merideth paid only the poll tax in Houston County, TX. Same source, image 162 
of 1580, line 18. 

Witnesses to Mobley Rhone’s unconditional certificate #223 for 640 acres of third-class 
land were C. H. Nelson and Waller Dickerson. 

Mobley Rhone, heir at law of Harvey Newton Rhone, deed, assigned unconditional 
certificate #245 to Richard B. Tutt for $100. Witnessed by George and William 
Lester. 

http://www.glo.texas.gov/ncu/SCANDOCS/archives webfiles/aremaps/webfiles/land 

grants/PDFs/175/0/150399.pdf 

The approximate year that Green W. Merideth married Caroline, who was presumably 
the daughter of Mobley Rhone. 

Mobley Rhone and N. D. Acock were witnesses to unconditional certificate #229 of 
John C. Oliver (whose widow Mobley later married) based upon his conditional 
certificate #209 for 640 acres of third-class land in Houston County, TX. 

Mobley Rhone received the patent to his 640-acre grant in Cherokee County, Texas. 
https:/ / texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531 / metapth88417/ml 71 / zoom/?resolution=l&lat 

=5798.641213965251&lon=4529.849751786982 

Heirs of Harvey Newton Rhone, Bexar District, surveyed 320 acres of 3rd class land, 
based upon Certificate #224. This property was located in the southern half of present- 
day Llano County. It was initially in Bexar County, but became part of Gillespie County 
in 1850 and Llano County in 1859. (This date is when the survey and field notes were 
recorded in Book A, page 568). 

Mobley Rhone was recorded in the Census for Cherokee County, TX. 

Mobley Rhone, through his agent John C. Morrison, was taxed for 320 of 640 acres in 
Cherokee County, TX, paying 64 cents tax for his property. He did not pay the poll tax. 
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:l:939F-WZB8-L?i=20&cc=1827575 . image 

21 of 22. 

Mobley Rhone was taxed for 177 acres of land originally granted to Jesse Thompson 
valued at $88.50, 100 acres originally granted to E. Clapp valued at $50, and 640 acres of 
land originally granted to E Clapp valued at $60. He also had two horses and 20 head of 
catde. His entire taxable worth was $378. 
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:l:939F- 


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1850 

1850 


1851Jul26 

1851 Mar 18 


1852 May 10 

1853 May 22 

1860 Feb 11 

1861 Dec 11 
1867 Aug 3 


WBNZPi—333&cc— 1827575&cat—986276 . image 334 of 1580, 5th through 7th lines 
from the bottom. 

G. W. Merideth was taxed for one horse and 20 head of catde in Houston County, TX. 
Same source, image 332 of 1580, 12th line from the bottom. 

Mobley Rhone married Sarah P., the widow of Nathaniel Shirley, location unknown. 
The Texas Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court, Volume 17, by O.C. and R.K. Hardey 
(1881), pages 131 through 133, Benjamin T. Ellis v. Mobley Rhone. Adm’r . 

Mobley Rhone was taxed for 177 acres of land valued at $88 that was originally granted 
to J. G. Thompson, and 100 acres of land valued at $50 that was originally granted to 
Elisha Clapp. In addition to livestock, he also had a land certificate for 640 acres. 
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:l:939F- 
WBXL?i=352&cc= 1827575&cat=986276. image 353 of 1580, lines 3 and 4. 

Sarah P. Rhone was taxed for 207 acres of land valued at $103 that was originally 
granted to John Hagan. In addition to other personal property she had a land 
certificate, https://www.familvsearch.org/ark:/61903/3:l:939F- 
WBXL?i=352&cc= 1827575&cat=986276. image 353 of 1850, line 5. 

Mobley Rhone acknowledged in an affidavit that he had assigned the 320-acre property 
of the Heirs of Harvey Newton Rhone to Richard B. Tutt. (Thus, there would be no 
subsequent deed that might identify who the said heirs were.) 

George Rone and Price Oliver were chain carriers for the survey of Nathaniel 
Shirley’s 320 acres of 4th class land in Houston County, TX, as authorized by 
conditional grant #152. 

https:/ / texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531 / metapth88664/ml /I / zoom/?resolution=2.006 

058183329742&lat=4555.432780152512&lon=2072.817145017378 and 

http://www.glo.texas.gov/ncu/SCANDOCS/archives webfiles/arcmaps/webfiles/land 

grants/PDFs/2/4/1 Z241059.pdf. image #7 of 8. 

A patent was issued for land granted to the Heirs of Harvey Newton Rhone for 320 
acres in Llano County. Survey was adjacent to the survey of William P. Patterson. 
Chainmen were A. R. Ragan and Perry Price. 

Jesse G. Thompson assigned his right to his head right for one league (abutting John 
La Raviere) and one labor (abutting the survey of Elizabeth Clapp) of first-class land in 
Houston County ( Houston County, Texas Deeds, Book K, page 123) to Mobley Rhone. A 
league and labor of land was about 4,605 acres. 

https:/ / texashistorv.unt.edu/ark:/67531 / metapth88664/ml / I / zoom/?resolution=2.006 

058183329742&lat=6485.267005514087&lon= 1210,9392576570046 

M. Rhone sold to D. L. Burton and Constance Thompson for $550, 110 acres which 
was part of a headright of Z. Thompson. Recorded 17 Aug 1865. Houston County, Texas 
Deeds, Book P, page 83 (67). Witnessed by Wilson E. Hail and O. C. Aldrich. 

M. Rhone by Sheriff. Houston County, Texas Deeds, Book 9, page 304. Suit in favor of 
John Box, adm of estate of Thos. G. Box, deed. 

Mobley Rhone and Elizabeth L. Rhone, his wife, to Alfred P. Howel for $1,300 in 
gold, part of a league granted to John C. Hagan by the Mexican Government containing 
209 V 2 acres, plus a portion of said league sold out to Nathaniel Shirley containing 240 
l/10ths acres. Houston County, Texas Deeds, BookQ, page 152. Witnessed by James R. 
Burnett and Wm M. Taylor. 


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1867 Aug 9 


1867 Aug 23 


1867? 

1867 Sep 4 


1868 Oct 24 


1868 Dec 29 

1868 Dec 29 

1869 

1869 Nov 26 


1870 

1871Jun 28 


1873 

1874 

1875 Aug 16 


1875 Dec 10 


1875 Sep 15 
1875 Dec 10 


Mobley Rhone appears on page 325, line 572, precinct 1 of the Houston County, TX 
Voter Registration List, where it notes he had lived in Texas for 29 years and in Houston 
County for 28 years, that he was white and was born in North Carolina. He, unlike many 
others, was able to sign his own name. This was a special voter registration conducted 
during 1867-1896 only, and apparently only took place in 1867 for Houston County. 
Ancestry.com’s Texas, Voter Registration Lists, 1867-1869. 

George W. Rhone appears on page 335, line 968, precinct #5 of the voter registration 
list for Houston County, TX. He states that he had lived in Texas for 28 years and in 
Houston County, Texas for 28 years, that he was white and was born in North Carolina. 
He, too, was able to sign his own name. Ancestry.com’s Texas, Voter Registration Lists, 
1867-1869. 

Mobley Rhone to R. Hagan. Houston County, Texas Deeds, BookQ , page 151. 

Mobley Rhone and wife E. L., T. J. Tipton and wife M.A., and Nancy Oliver to 
Griffin A. Bynum for $450, a part of the headright of John Burleson conveyed on 21 
Jan 1850 and originally recorded in Book H, pages 539 & 540. Houston County, Texas 
Deeds, BookQ, page 194. Witnessed by Allen D. Allbright and A. A. Aldrich. 

James Daniel and Catherine, his wife, sold to M. and E. L. Rhome 220 acres in 
Anderson County, TX for $500. The land was part of a headright league granted to 
Roland W. Box. The property had been partitioned out of Box’s estate to Sarah 
Holmes, one of his legal heirs. Anderson County, Texas Deeds, Book N, page 258. 

G. W. Rhone from J. R. Simpson and wife. Part of the E. Clapp league. Houston 
County, Texas Deeds, BookQ, page 512. 

G. W. Rhone to J. M. Porter. Houston County, Texas Deeds, BookQ, page 517. 

Promissory note to Ellen Simpson for the property described in Houston County, Texas 
Deeds, BookQ, page 512. 

M. Rhone was listed in the tax rolls of Anderson County Texas. 

Mobley Rhone to J. M. Porter for $177, one labor of land near Mustang Prairie 
abutting Elisha Clapp’s league. Houston County, Texas Deeds, Book S, page 47. His wife 
did not sign. Witnessed by John T. Smith and A. LeGory. 

Robert Rhone was enumerated in the Federal Census for Anderson County Texas 
(Palestine Post Office), with wife Elizabeth and three children. 

M. Rhone signed permission for his son (Sylvanus L. Rhone) to marry Sallie E. Trim 
in Anderson County, Texas, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939Z- 
Y89N-SD?i=737&cc=l 803987 

M. Rhone was listed in the tax rolls of Anderson County Texas. 

Mobley Rhone was listed in the tax rolls of Anderson County Texas. 

Ed R. Lyon stated in a request for a marriage license in Anderson County, Texas that S. 

D. Rhone was of age and that she had no surviving parents (thus Mobley Rhone had 
died by this date). 

E. L. Rone, widow of M. Rone, to G. W. Whitley. Anderson County, Texas Deeds, Book S', 
page 133. 

NOTE: There were no Rhones, Rones or Roans found listed after a cursory examination of Anderson County, TX probate 
records. 

G. W. Rhone to M. A. Rhone. Houston County, Texas Deeds, Book Y, page 354. 

G. W. Rhone to Wm. V. Tunstall. Land located 11 miles west of Crockett on Elisha 
Clapp’s headright. Houston County, Texas Deeds, Book Y, page 31. 


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1876 Oct 14 

Mary E. Roan to T. J. P???? and wife. Houston County, Texas Deeds, Book Z, page 17. 12 
miles west of Crockett. 

1883 Jan 24 

G. W. Rhone and wife M. A. E. Rhone to J. J. Bynum. Houston County, Texas Deeds, 
Book 9, page 207. 

1890 Feb 27 

1890 Nov 

1894 May 14 

G. W. Rhone died at his home in Porter Springs (Houston County, TX). 

Mrs. G. W. Rhone moved to Brownwood, where her mother lives. 

W. T. Rhone died of pernicious Malaria, having been resident in the city for just 28 days, 
https: / / www.familvsearch.ors/ark: /61903 / 3:1:30S0-G9T3-ZN 1 V?cat= 1461894. line 

54, images 432 and 433 of 441. 


John Rhone Timeline 

To reiterate, this John Rhone is not related to our clan, but the information found relating to him is 
preserved here for future researchers of his line. 


1794 Oct 10 

Henry Roan witnessed a deed from Averet Yerby of Lancaster County, SC to James 
Yerby, 200 acres on Paw Creek adj George Laney. Other Wit: Michael Rook, John 
Lipe. Proven Apr 1799. Rec 4 Jun 1799. (Book 16, page 187). 

1798 

John Rone was taxed for one white person in Captain Liggett’s Company, Mecklenburg 
County, NC. (Book A, page 18) 

1799 

John Rone was taxed for 125 acres and one white person in Captain Liggett’s Company, 
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. 

1799 Apr 15 

Avret Yerby to Henry Rone (Sr), 150 acres on the south fork of Richardson Creek. 

Wit: Michael Potts. Proven Apr 1799. Rec 2 Jun 1799. (Book 16, page 184). 

1804 Feb 14 

John Rowan’s land was purchased at public sale for $1.25 by David Cowan for non¬ 
payment of taxes. (Book 18, page 202). 

1810 

John Roan was taxed for taxed for 1 white person in Captain Liggett’s Company, 
Mecklenburg County, NC. 

1814 Jan 12 

Henry Rone to Joshua Sibley, 100 acres on Farmers Branch of Richardson Creek adj. 
George Laney. Wit: Geo. Baker, Jurat, John Yerby. Rec 15 Oct 1819. (Book 21, page 
152). 

1820 Census: 

John Rone was enumerated in Mecklenburg County, NC (7 households from James 
Rone). 

1822Jul 22 

John Rhone made a land entry for property in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama that was 
part of Section 35, Township 20 S, Range 9 W. 

1823 Sep 7 

Everett Yerby patented 80 acres described as the W 14 NW 'A of Section 19, Township 
020 S, Range 9 W in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Benjamin Blackburn and Absalom 

Deason patented land in the same section on the same day. James Irby also patented 
land on 15 Jul 1823, but in Section 24. 

1824 May 20 

John Rhone patented 320 acres described as the SW 'A of Section 25 and the SE 'A of 
Section 36, Township 20 S, Range 9 W in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama (about four miles 
from Everett Yerby). Isaac Ward patented the SW 'A of Section 36 one day after John 
did. 

1835 Oct 1 

John Rhone patented 40 acres described as the SE 14 SE 14 Section 2, Township 21 S, 
Range 9 W in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. 


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1839 Sep 20 

1839 

1850 


1859 Jan 26 

1860 Oct 31 
1863 Mar 


1906 


John Rhone patented 160 acres described as the NE 'A of Section 25, Township 20 S, 
Range 9 W in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. 

John Rhone married Rebecca L. Smith in Calhoun County, Alabama. 

The household of Rebecca L. Rhone of Tuscaloosa, Alabama includes the following 
household members: 

John S. Rhone, age 27 
Hugh R. Rhone, age 26 
Malinda Rhone, age 23 
Matilda Rhone, age 22 
Polly Rhone, age 20 
Thomas Rhone, age 15 
Rebecca Rhone, age 10 

A Nacogdoches Scrip for 160 acres in Smith County was issued to John Rhone. 

John Rhone died in Smith County, TX leaving a will that named his heirs. 

Distributees noted in the final setdement of John Rhone’s estate include: 

F. S. Rhone, Smith County, TX 
J. S. Rhone, Wood County, TX 
H. R. Rhone, Wood County, TX 

Malinda Forister, wife of Wm Forister, Tuscaloosa, AL 
Matilda Landers, wife of H. G. Landers, Wood County, TX 
Mary Anderson, wife of B. F. Anderson, Smith County, TX 
Rebecca Lane, wife of W. T. Lane, Wood County, TX 

Marion Rhone, Smith County, TX currendy serving in the US Army (grandson, 
probably by Thomas). 

F. S. Rhone and John Rhone’s patent. 


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Appendix B: 

Wake County, NC Timelines 

NOTE ABOUT E4X RECORDS: tax records for Wake County are available fortheyears 1781-1794, 1799-1800, 
1805, 1810, 1815-1816 and several later years. See FHL Microfilm #2440282, items 4 and 5. Image 735 is the start 
of the 1815 tax list, which was not reviewed, nor were tax records ptior to 1792. 

NOTE *ABOUT CENSUS RWCORDS: The Federal Census records of 1810 and 1820 are missingfor Wake 
County. 


Roans/Rones 

The John Roan and his relatives who are mentioned in the following timeline lived about ten miles south 
of where our Rones were living. There was no direct relationship found between the families, and it 
appears they may not have been related at all. 


1784 Feb 1 

1792 

1793 

1794 


1794 

1795 

1797 Dec 9 

1797 Dec 22 

1798 Jul 12 

1799 Apr 16 
1799 Oct 18 


John Roan and George Allen posted bond for the wedding of Joel Davis and Rebecah 
Coats. 

John Roan was taxed for 163 acres of land and two white polls in Capt. S. Terrel’s 
District, https: //www.familysearch.org/ark: 761903/3:1:3QS7-89G8-99W8- 
H?l : - : 219&cat :r - 1757154, image 220 of 1059. 

Many of the individuals noted in Capt. Ray’s 1794 tax list are listed together in 1793, but 
William Roan is missing, https: / /www.familysearch.org/ark: 761903/3:1:3QS7-89G8- 
99W8-V?i—23 l&cat—17571 54 . images 232 to 235 of 1059. 

William Roan paid the poll tax in Capt. Ray’s District. Others found in the same district 
include Joel Hall, Gorge Allin, Ezekiel Mobbley, Arthur Lowrey, Jesse Lowrey, 
Samuel Reeves, William Hall, Junr, Jacob Hall, Hammon Mobbley, Alexander 
Mobbley, William Hall, Senr, Darkes Mobbley, Ransom Sutherland, and Josiah 
Allin. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:l:3OS7-89G8-99WH- 

Lri—301&cat= 1757154, images 291 to 293 of 1059. 

John Rone was taxed for 163 acres in Capt. Solomon Ferrell’s District. 
https://www.familysearch.org/ark: 761903/3:1:3QS7-89G8-99WH- 

L?i=301&cat~ 1757154. image 302 of 1059. 

Samuel Roan, formerly of Wake County, NC, deposed on 14 Dec 1840 in Lincoln 
County, TN that he had known Samuel and Susannah Reeves for 45 years, when he 
had lived in Wake County. 

William Roan and Matthew Lowry were buyers at the estate sale of John Woodard. 

Wake County, NC Will Book E, page 8. 

John Roan posted bond for the marriage of John Woodard and Penelope Reaves. 

William Roan made a payment to the estate of Samuel King. Wake County, NC Will 
Book E, page 174. 

John Roan was a buyer at the estate sale of Bishop Hicks, with Caty Hicks, admx. 
Wake County, NC Will Book E, page 327. 

Samuel (x) Roan and Benjamin Allen posted bond for Samuel Roan’s marriage to 
Middy Lowry. Lewis Greene was the witness. 


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1799 Oct 21 
1799 


1800 Dec 

1801 Mar 21 

1802 


1802 


1802 Mar 20 


1803Jun 23 

1804 Feb 

1805 


1805 


1806 Feb 
1806 Sep 26 


1806 Dec 18 
1806 Dec 23 
1808 Nov 19 

1810 


1810 Jul 25 


Samuel Roan posted bond for the marriage of Peter Potts and Lucy Partin. 

John Rone was taxed for 75 acres of land, one white “pole” and one black “pole” in 
Capt. Dread Roger’s district, https://www.familvsearch.org/ark:/61903/3:l:3OS7-89G8- 
99\V4-Z?i=329&:cat= 1757 154. image 330 of 1059. 

Joan Roan was a buyer at the estate sale of Zacharias Thomson, with Jonathan 
Thompson and Benjamin Thompson, adms. Wake County, NC Will Book F, page 167. 
Samuel Rone posted bond for the marriage of Jehu Lowry and Catherine Hicks. 
Samuel Roan was taxed for 86 acres and 2 white polls in Capt. Mobley’s District. 

Others taxed in the district include: Mathew Lowry, Jacob Hall, Allen Mobley, 
Ezekial Mobley, William Hall, Senr, Avey Lowry, Darcus Mobley, Jesse Mobley, 
Ransom Sutherland, John Allen, David Allen, Jesse Lowry, William Hall, Junr, and 
Joel Hall, https: / /www.familysearch.org/ark: /61903/3:1:3QS7-89G8-99WH- 
L?i=301&cat=1757154. images 503 to 505 of 1059. 

John Rone was taxed for 75 acres and 3 white polls in Capt. Jesse Hemp’s District. 
https://www.familvsearch.org/ark:/61903/3:l:3OS7-89G8-99WH- 

L?i=301&cat= 1757154, image 549 of 1059. 

Samuel Roan purchased 86 acres of land, abutting the properties of Robert Crenshaw, 
Jesse Lowry and John Young and lying on Horse Creek, from Samuel Reaves for 86 
pounds Virginia money. Witnessed by George Allen Junr, Matthew Lowry and Jehu 
Lowry, Jurat. Wake County, NC Deeds, Book R, page 15. 

Leonard Rone posted bond for the marriage of Wilson Patterson and Charity Walker. 
John Roan purchased the negro Rachel at the estate sale of Mark High. 

John Roan was taxed for 63 acres, 2 white polls and 1 black poll in the Forrest District. 
https://www.familvsearch.org/ark:/61903/3:l:3OS7-89G8-99WH- 

L:ti-301&cat= 1757154. image 619 of 1059. 

The people found in districts where William Roan and Samuel Roan had lived were 
living in Saint Matthew’s District, but William and Samuel were not found there: John 
Allen, William Hall, Junr, William Hall, Senr, David Allen, Joel Hall, Senr, Jacob 
Hall, Jesse Lowry, Ezekiel Mobley, John (probably Jehu) Lowry, Alexander Mobley, 
Joel Hall, Junr, Darcas Mobley, Allen Mobley, and Jesse Mobley. 
https://www.familvsearch.org/ark:/61903/3:l:3OS7-89G8-99H3- 

Q?i=626&:cat= 17571 54 . images 627 to 632. 

John Roan witnessed John Norris grant a power of attorney to James Harris. 

Samuel Roan sold 36 acres of the land that he had bought in 1802 to James Lowery for 
78 pounds current money of North Carolina. Witnessed by Benjamin Allen, jurat, and 
James Lowery. Wake County, NC Deeds, Book T, page 303. There is no deed record of 
the sale of the balance of the property. 

John Roan made a purchase from the estate sale of Benjamin Smith. 

John Roan made a purchase from the estate sale of Matthew Holding. 

Lenord Roan and Solomon Sutherland posted bond for Lenord Roan’s marriage to 
Elizabeth Moore. Wm. Hill was the witness. 

John Roan was taxed for 63 acres, one white poll and one black poll in the Swift Creek 
District, https: //www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89G8-99H3- 
OPi=626&cat= 17571 54 . image 678 or 1059. 

John Roan received payment from the estate of William Martin. 


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1811 Sep 3 

Miss Mary Roan, age 30, consort of John Roan, died. 

http: / / files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wake/obits/r/roanl 526ob.txt 

1812 Oct 

Jesse Roan married Margaret MNU in Oct 1812. He abused her and eventually 
abandoned her by Oct 1814. 

1814 Aug 9 

William Roan and Eldridge A. Aderson/Atterson (sp?) posted bond on for William 
Roan’s marriage to Neomay Brooks. B. S. King was witness. 

Mobleys 


1777Jul 12 

Will of Edward Mobley. Wife Mary; grandson James Mobley, son of Jeremiah 
Mobley; grandson Edward Mobley, son of Jeremiah Mobley; son Edward Mobley; 
grandson Ezekiel Mobley, son of Edward Mobley; son John Mobley. Wake County, 
NC Will Book A, page 92. 

1778 Mar 10 

Edward Mobley’s will. Names wife Milley, son Ezekiel. Livestock and clothing to 
William Wade. Executors William Wade, brother Jeremiah Mobley, and William 
Mobley. Witnessed by John High and John Mobly. Wake County, NC Will Book A, 
page 136. 

1780 May 23 
1784 

Lucy Mobley married William Blake, with J. Rice posting bond and Thomas Rice. 
William Mobley estate sale. Buyers include Lucey Mobley, J eremiah Mobley, James 
Lowry, and Mordicai Mobley. Wake County, NC Will Book A, page 228. 

1790 Census 

Alexr Mobley (single) 

Hammon Mobley, household of 8: 1 male under 16, 2 males over 16, 5 females. 

Milley Mobley, household of five: 1 male over 16, 2 females, 2 slaves. 

Mordecai Mobley, household of 27: 2 males over 16, 6 females, 19 slaves. 

1792 

1793 

Ezekiel Mobley married Suckey Mobley, with William Bledsoe posting bond. 

Ezekiel Mobley, Harmon Mobley, Allen Mobley, Darkesh Mobley were all taxed in 
Captain Rav’s District, https://www.familvsearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:30S7-89G8- 
99WZ-K?i=232&cat=l 757154. images 233 to 235 of 1059. 

1793 Jan 12 

Jonathan Thompson married Fereby Mobley, with Ezekiel Mobley posting bond and 
J. Rice as witness. 

1794 

William Roan paid the poll tax in Capt. Ray’s District. Others found in the same district 
include Joel Hall, Gorge Allin, Ezekiel Mobbley, Arthur Lowrey, Jesse Lowrey, 
Samuel Reeves, William Hall, Junr, Jacob Hall, Hammon Mobbley, Alexander 
Mobbley, William Hall, Senr, Darkes Mobbley, Ransom Sutherland, and Josiah 
Allin. https://www.familvsearch.org/ark:/61903/3:l:3OS7-89G8-99WH- 

L?i=301&cat= 1757154. images 291 to 293 of 1059. 

1796Jun 6 

Allen Mobley married Betsey Mobley, with Ezekiel Mobley posting bond and J. Rice 

as witness. 

1796 Oct 28 

1799 

John Ray married Darcus Mobley, with Nathan Ray posting bond. 

In Captain Ferguson’s District includes Joel Hall, William Hall, Junior, Darcus 
Mobley, Jesse Mobley, R. Sutherland, George Allen, Allen Mobley, Jesse Lowry, 
John Allen, Samuel Reeves, William Hall, Senr, Jacob Hall, Avey Lowry, and 
Elizabeth King. While no Roans are listed, this seems likely to have been the district 
thev had either lived in or near, https://www.familvsearch.org/ark:/61903/3:l:3OS7- 
89G8-99W7-5?i=353&cat=1757154. images 354 to 356 of 1059. 


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1800 Feb 13 
1802 


1803 Dec 21 
1805 


1807 Nov 

1808 Jan 14 

1807 Nov 

1808 May 

1808 May 

1808 Dec 6 

1809 Dec 13 

1811 Jun22 
1813 Dec 10 
1815 Jul 4 


Delilah Mobley married Wilie Brasfield, with Abram Blevin posting bond and L. 
Holding as witness. 

Samuel Roan was taxed for 86 acres and 2 polls in Capt. Mobley’s District. Others 
taxed in the district include: Mathew Lowry, Jacob Hall, Allen Mobley, Ezekial 
Mobley, William Hah, Senr, Avey Lowry, Darcus Mobley, Jesse Mobley, Ransom 
Sutherland, John Allen, David Allen, Jesse Lowry, William Hah, Junr, and Joel 
Hah. https: / /www.familysearch.org/ark: /61903/3:1:3QS7-89G8-99WH- 

Lri=301&cat=1757154. images 503 to 505 of 1059. 

Huldy Mobley married Bohn Kilgow, with Henry Seaweh as witness. 

The people found in districts where Wihiam Roan and Samuel Roan had lived were 
living in Saint Matthew’s District, but William and Samuel were not found there: John 
Allen, Wihiam Hah, Junr, Wihiam Hah, Senr, David Allen, Joel Hah, Senr, Jacob 
Hah, Jesse Lowry, Ezekiel Mobley, John (probably Jehu) Lowry, Alexander Mobley, 
Joel Hah, Junr, Darcas Mobley, Allen Mobley, and Jesse Mobley. 
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:l:3OS7-89G8-99H3- 

OPi=626&cat= 17571 54 . images 627 to 632. 

Will of Dorcas Mobley, daughters Molly Lowry, Midda Shaw, Lidda Joplin, Mavel 
Shaw, Pharaby Thompson, Olive Massey, Betsey Mobley, Suckey Mobley, and 
Edith Gih. Son Jesse Mobley. Sons-indaw Jonathan Thompson and Allen Mobley. 

Witnesses included Millie Mobley. Wake County, NC Will Book 7, page 311. 

DIED, in Wake County, near the falls of Neuse, on the 22nd December, MRS. 

DORCAS MOBLEY, in the 70th year of age, after a long and painful confinement of 

seven years; she had been an inhabitant of Wake for these 50 years past. 

http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wake/obits/m/mobleyl 374ob.txt 

Will of Dorcas Mobley, daughters Molly Lowry, Midda Shaw, Lidda Joplin, Mavel 

Shaw, Pharaby Thompson, Olive Massey, Betsey Mobley, Suckey Mobley, and 

Edith Gih. Son Jesse Mobley. Sons-indaw Jonathan Thompson and Allen Mobley. 

Witnesses included Millie Mobley. Wake County, NC Will Book 7, page 311. 

Estate sale of Dorcas Mobley, executor A. Mobley. Buyers on 23 Feb 1808: Jessee 
Mobley, Isaac Gill, Jonathan Thompson, Matthew Lowry, John B. Shaw, Wihiam 
Shaw, Allen Mobley and Solomon Jones. Wake County, NC Will Book 8, page 12. 

Estate sale of Mordecai Mobley, administered by Jesse Mobley. Purchasers on 25 Jan 
1808 included Matthew Lowrie, Ezekiel Mobley, Gehu Lowery, A. Mobley for J. 
Mobley, Allen Mobley (negroes Bess & Rose), Math Lowrie (negro Easter), Harbert 
Mobley. Wake County, NC Will Book 8, page 20. 

Gardner White married Sahy Barlow, with Alexander Mobley as witness. 

Harbert Mobley married Elizabeth Hah, with Alexander Mobley posting bond and 
Wm Hih as witness. 

John Terry married Hannah Mobley, with Wihie Harrison posting bond and Wm 
Hih as witness. 

Zachariah Mobley married Fanny Hah, with Harbert Mobley posting bond and R. 
Smith as witness. 

Julius Hah married Ruthey Hah, with Harbert Mobley posting bond. 


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Lowreys 


No date 
1779 Aug 9 
1779 Aug 9 


1784 Dec 24 
1790 Census 

1793 

1794 


1797 Dec 9 
1799 Oct 18 
1799 


1801 Mar 28 

1802 


Arther Lowery married (Avea Little?). Peter Bruce posted bond, and H. Lane was 

witness. 

David Lowery was granted 11 acres on Crabtree Creek, abutting Joel Lane and James 
Lane, http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.119.103&qid=385293&rn=l 

Arthur Lowery was granted 93 acres on the north side of Neuse River on Horse Creek, 

abutting Mordecai Mobley, Benjamin Davis and Suggs. 

http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.119.129&qid=385618&rn=l 

1780 Jun 16 Davie Lowry married Carline Lane, with Abraham Hill, Jr posting 

bond and J. Rice as witness. 

1784 William Mobley estate sale. Buyers include Lucey Mobley, Jeremiah Mobley, 
James Lowry, and Mordicai Mobley. Wake County, NC Will Book A., page 228. 

Mary Lowry married Murry Sims, with William Mayes posting bond. 

Arther Lowry, household of 6: 2 males under 16, 1 male over 16, 3 females. 

Jesse Lowry, household of 6: 2 males under 16, 1 male over 16, 3 females. 

Matthew Lowry, household of 9: 4 males under 16, 1 male over 16, 3 females, 1 slave. 
Matthew Loury, Jesse Lowry, Arther Lowry were all taxed in Capt. Horton’s District. 
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:l:3OS7-89G8-99W8- 

V?i=23 l&cnt~ 1 757154, images 232 to 235 of 1059. 

William Roan paid the poll tax in Capt. Ray’s District. Others found in the same district 
include Joel Hall, Gorge Allin, Ezekiel Mobbley, Arthur Lowrey, Jesse Lowrey, 
Samuel Reeves, William Hall, Junr, Jacob Hall, Hammon Mobbley, Alexander 
Mobbley, William Hall, Senr, Darkes Mobbley, Ransom Sutherland, and Josiah 
Allin. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89G8-99WH- 

L?i=301&cat— 1757154, images 291 to 293 of 1059. 

William Roan and Matthew Lowry were buyers at the estate sale of John Woodard. 

Wake County, NC Will Book E, page 8. 

Samuel (x) Roan and Benjamin Allen posted bond for Samuel Roan’s marriage to 
Middy Lowry. Lewis Greene was the witness. 

In Captain Ferguson’s District includes Joel Hall, William Hall, Junior, Darcus 
Mobley, Jesse Mobley, R. Sutherland, George Allen, Aden Mobley, Jesse Lowry, 
John Allen, Samuel Reeves, William Hall, Senr, Jacob Hall, Avey Lowry, and 
Elizabeth King. While no Roans are listed, this seems likely to have been the district 
they had either lived in or near, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7- 
89G8-99W7-5?i~353&cat~ 17571 54, images 354 to 356 of 1059. 

Jehu Lowry married Catherine Hicks. Samuel Rone posted bond and Nathl Lane 

was witness. 

Samuel Roan was taxed for 86 acres and 2 polls in Capt. Mobley’s District. Others 
taxed in the district include: Mathew Lowry, Jacob Hall, Allen Mobley, Ezekial 
Mobley, William Hall, Senr, Avey Lowry, Darcus Mobley, Jesse Mobley, Ransom 
Sutherland, John Allen, David Allen, Jesse Lowry, William Hall, Junr, and Joel 
Hall, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:l:3OS7-89G8-99WH- 

L?i-301&:cat= 1757154, images 503 to 505 of 1059. 


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1802 Mar 20 

1803 Apr 6 
1805 


1806 Sep 26 

1807 Nov 

1808 May 

1808 May 

1810 

1810 Oct 18 
1812 Dec 21 
1815 Jan 14 
1815 May 15 


Samuel Roan purchased 86 acres of land, abutting the properties of Robert Crenshaw, 
Jesse Lowry and John Young and lying on Horse Creek, from Samuel Reaves for 86 
pounds Virginia money. Witnessed by George Allen Junr, Matthew Lowry and Jehu 
Lowry, Jurat. Wake County, NC Deeds, Book R, page 15. 

Avey Lowry married Willie Harrison, with Lovel Harrison posting bond, and S. 
Turner as witness. 

The people found in districts where William Roan and Samuel Roan had lived were 
living in Saint Matthew’s District, but William and Samuel were not found there: John 
Allen, William Hall, Junr, William Hall, Senr, David Allen, Joel Hall, Senr, Jacob 
Hall, Jesse Lowry, Ezekiel Mobley, John (probably Jehu) Lowry, Alexander Mobley, 
Joel Hall, Junr, Darcas Mobley, Allen Mobley, and Jesse Mobley. 
https://www.familvsearch.org/ark:/61903/3:l:3OS7-89G8-99H3- 

Q?i=626&cat= 17571 54 . images 627 to 632. 

Samuel Roan sold 36 acres of the land that he had bought in 1802 to James Lowery for 
78 pounds current money of North Carolina. Witnessed by Benjamin Allen, jurat, and 
James Lowery. Wake County, NC Deeds, Book T, page 303. There is no deed record of 
the sale of the balance of the property. 

Will of Dorcas Mobley, daughters Molly Lowry, Midda Shaw, Lidda Joplin, Mavel 
Shaw, Pharaby Thompson, Olive Massey, Betsey Mobley, Suckey Mobley, and 
Edith Gill. Son Jesse Mobley. Sons-indaw Jonathan Thompson and Allen Mobley. 
Witnesses included Millie Mobley. Wake County, NC Will Book 7, page 311. 

Estate sale of Dorcas Mobley, executor A. Mobley. Buyers on 23 Feb 1808: Jessee 
Mobley, Isaac Gill, Jonathan Thompson, Matthew Lowry, John B. Shaw, William 
Shaw, Allen Mobley and Solomon Jones. Wake County, NC Will Book 8, page 12. 

Estate sale of Mordecai Mobley, administered by Jesse Mobley. Purchasers on 25 Jan 
1808 included Matthew Lowrie, Ezekiel Mobley, Gehu Lowery, A. Mobley for J. 
Mobley, Allen Mobley (negroes Bess & Rose), Math Lowrie (negro Easter), Harbert 
Mobley. Wake County, NC Will Book 8, page 20. 

The following people were taxed in the Newlight District in 1810: Jesse Mobley, David 
Allen, Jacob Hall, Harbert Mobley, Jesse Lowry, Samuel Allen, Alexander Mobley, 
William Hall, Joel Hall, https://www.familvsearch.org/ark: 761903/3:1:3QS7-89G8- 
99H3-OPi=626&cat=1757154. image 678 to 681 of 1059. 

Arther Lowery married Sally Joplin. Bartlet Bowles posted bond, and R. Smith was a 

witness. 

Green Lowery married Chloe Joiner, with Willie Harrison posting bond and B. S. 
King as witness. 

Hardy Lowery married Tabby Davis, with Willie Harrison posting bond and B. S. 
King as witness. 

Solomon Lowery married Patsy Pace. Hardy Lowery posted bond and B. S. King was 

witness. 


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Appendix C: 

Rones/Roans of North Mecklenburg County, NC 

1806 Clam Roan and Samuel Roan both paid the poll tax in Capt. Alexander Morrison’s 


1807 Apr 

District, Mecklenburg County, NC. 

Clem Roan and Creasy, his wife, were ordered to administer the estate of William 
Roan, deed. They posted bond with Jas. Potts, Esq. Mecklenburg County, NC Minutes, 
Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Book 4, page 660. 

1807Jul 

Clem Roan returned the inventory of the estate William Roan. Amount was $201.45. 
Mecklenburg County, NC Minutes, Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Book 4, page 682. 

1808 

Elim Roan paid the tax for two males over 21 years old and Samuel Roan paid the poll 
tax, both in Capt. Porter’s District, Mecklenburg, NC. 

1809 Apr 6 

William Rowan married Margaret (Taylor) Franklin in Mecklenburg County, NC. 
James Taylor posted bond and Isaac Alexander was a witness. 

1810 

Clem Roan and Samuel Roan paid the poll tax in Capt. William Porter’s District, 
Mecklenburg County, NC. 

1810 

Clem Roan and Sami Roan were listed side-by-side in the Federal Census in Captain 
William Porters District, Wm Roan was listed three household’s later. A few households 
after Williams’ are those of Abraham Taylor and William Taylor, brothers of 
Margaret Roan (wife of William Roan): 

Clem Roan’s household: 

Males, 10-15 years old - 3 

Males, 16-25 years old - 1 

Males, 45 and over - 1 

Females, under 10-2 

Females, 10-15 years old - 1 

Females, 16-25 years old - 1 

Females, 45 and over - 1 

Samuel Roan’s household: 

Males, under age 10-1 

Males, 16-25 - 1 

Males, 26-44 - 1 

Females, under age 10-5 

Females, 26-44 - 1 

William Roan’s household: 

1811 

Males, under age 10-2 

Males, 16-25 - 1 

Females, 26-44 - 1 

Samuel Roan, William Roan and Clem Roan all paid the poll tax in Capt. William B. 
Porter’s District, Mecklenburg County, NC. At this time, there were 7 Bigham 
households, 5 Denkins households in the district. 

1815 

Samuel Roan was taxed for 55 acres and paid the poll tax in Capt. John Flarris’ 

Company, Mecklenburg County, NC. 

Solomon Roan also paid the poll tax there. 


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1815 May 

1816Jan 22 


1816 Dec 6 

1817 Mar 31 

1818 Mar 20 

1818 Mar 21 
1818 Jul 30 
1818 Oct 9: 

1820 May 20 
1820 Nov 15 

1820 


Alexander Gibney (assignee) v. Samuel Roan. It was found that the act and deed was 
of the defendant, but that it is paid off. Mecklenburg County, NC Minutes, Court of Common 
Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Book 6 , page 27. 

Margaret (X) Roan, relict of William Roan to William Taylor for $36, two surveys on 
Sugar Creek, 8 3 /4 acres adj the Steel Creek Meeting House and Benajmin Brown, and 3 
14 acres adj the said meeting house and Reuben Freeman, which she inherited from the 
estate of her brother, Archibald Armstrong Taylor, being an undivided 1 /5th interest. 
Others with interest in the property were her brothers Abraham, John, James and 
William Taylor. Mecklenburg County, NC Minutes, Court of Common Pleas and Quarter 
Sessions, Book 20, page 185. 

Martha & Walter Faires (Waller Farris) to Samuel Roan for $300, 60 acres on 
Beaverdam Creek adj Greer. Witnessed by Wm FI Wilson and Wm Robeson. 
Mecklenburg County, NC Minutes, Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Book 20, page 
352. 

Cornelious FEazzard married Catherine Roan in Mecklenburg County, NC. Joseph 
Black posted bond, and John Rea, J. P. was witness. 

Entries related to Margaret Roan, alias Margaret Franklin, alias Margaret Taylor. 

Mentions her brothers and her father, Capt. Jon Taylor, deed. Mecklenburg County, NC 
Minutes, Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Book 21, page 25. 

Solomon (x) Roan married Fanny Parrish in Mecklenburg County, NC. Bond posted 
by Herbert (x) Roan. Witness was Isaac Alexander. 

Harbert Roan married Elizabeth Martin in Mecklenburg County, NC. Bond by 

Jonathon Reed. 

Sarah Rone was named as one of the heirs to the estate of James Clark, deed, of 
Orange County, NC. Bedford County, TN Deeds, Book L, page 338. She was unmarried and 
living in Orange County in 1796 when her father (James Clark) wrote his will. 

Mobley Rhone (older brother of Mathew Rone) married Mary Prater in Mecklenburg, 
NC. Nathan Prather posted bond. Isaac S. Alexander was a witness. 

The Federal Census was conducted in Mecklenburg County, NC. Robert J. Dinkins, 
Robert Bigam and Cornelious Hazard were enumerated in the same neighborhood, as 
were other Dinkins and Bigams, plus an Elum Roan (found elsewhere as Clem Roan). 
Mecklenburg, NC Census. Harbot Roan, Waller Farris and Sami Roan were 
enumerated side-by-side. Clem’s household was listed 6 pages before theirs: 

Elen (or Elim) Roan (Clem) 

Males, 16-18-1 
Males, 16-25 - 1 

NOTE: The above amounts to only one person who was aged between 16 & 18: there were six tallies in 
this record, but the total number of people in the household was only five. 

Males, over 45-1 
Females, 10-15-2 
Females, over 45-1 
Samuel Roan 
Males, under 10-3 
Males, 16-25 - 1 
Males, 45 and over - 1 


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1820 Nov 8 


1822 Apr 25 

1822 Nov 

1823 Nov 

1823 

1823 


1830 Census: 


1832: 


Females, under 10-3 
Females, 10-15-2 
Females, 16-25 - 1 
Females, over 45-1 

Samuel Roan to Samuel P. Lindsay for $800, 60 acres on Beaverdam Creek adj. Greer. 
Thomas Greer and Abraham Taylor witnesses. Mecklenburg County, NCMinutes, Court of 
Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Book 21 , page 248. NOTE: The second witness is 
normally someone who is looking after the wife’s dower interest, and thus is usually in 
some way related to her. She was not a Taylor, as an earlier deed names his other four 
siblings (his only sister married William Rone). Abraham married Jenny Neely, so it 
could be that Samuel’s wife was a Neely 

William Rone married Elizabeth Bigham in Mecklenburg County, NC. Nathan 
Prather was bondsman and R J Dinkins was witness. 

James Davis v. Clement Rone. Found that the defendant did assume to the amount of 
$10, and that there is a Set Off. Appeal prayed and granted. Mecklenburg County, NC 
Minutes, Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Book 6, page 443. 

Clement Roan v. James Davis. Jury charged, find all the issues in favor of the plaintiff 
and assess his damage to $44.71. Appeal prayed and granted. Mecklenburg County, NC 
Minutes, Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Book 7, page 23. 

Herbert Roan paid the poll tax in Mecklenburg County, NC in Captain Hugh Harris’ 
company. 

Nathan Prater paid the poll tax in Mecklenburg County, NC in Captain Hugh Harris’ 
company. It is the only record of him paying taxes in the county. There is no record that 
he owned any land there. This appears to be the former district of William B. Porter. 
Further, it appears that this district is also likely the District #2 found in the 1790 Census 
for Mecklenburg County, NC. This district was located at the extreme northern end of 
Mecklenburg County, west of Rocky River and south of Iredell County. 

Mobley Rhone was enumerated in Lincoln County, NC. In his household were two 
sons, one born 1825-1830, one born 1820-1825. There appears to have been some of 
loss of Census information on this particular page, as over 90% of the entries show no 
female household members. 

Mathew Rone was said to have fought in the Black Hawk War. 


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Appendix D: 

Rones/Roans of South Mecklenburg County, NC 

The following is an incomplete analysis that was undertaken to attempt to better understand Henry Rone, 
Senior and Henry Rone, Junior, and their family and property in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, 
who were possibly ancestors of Mathew Rone and Mobley Rhone. Specifically, the aim was to better 
understand if both men, or only one of them, was the owner of various properties in the county. The 
analysis stopped once it was concluded that there was no relation between these Rones/Roans and the 
Rhones/Rones that are the subject of this compilation of research notes. The timeline is preserved here 
simply as a potential resource for descendants of that unrelated clan. 

From a separate analysis of land records, a Henry Rone initially settled prior to 1790 along the southern 
border of Mecklenburg County, NC, where it abuts Lancaster County, South Carolina near Lynch River. 
He sold the property in 1802. The analysis that follows points to this having been Henry Rone, Junior. 
There is an 1802 Lancaster County deed (no month given) from Henry Rone of Montgomery County, 
North Carolina. This would appear to be Henry Rone, Jr, who after selling his properties on Lynches 
Creek moved east to the abutting county - Montgomery. 

A Henry Rone also purchased property on Richardson Creek in 1799. This is believed to be Henry Rone, 
Senior. 

A primary goal of this undertaking was to establish whether any of the Rones, who setded in present-day 
central Union County, North Carolina (then Mecklenburg County), just above the border of South 
Carolina, were the father of Matthew Rone, born 1814, and Mobley Rhone, born 1799. The conclusion 
that was reached was that Mobley Rhone, who married in Mecklenburg County in 1820 was instead living 
in the neighborhood of Samuel and Clement Rone/Roan in the northernmost part of the County, and it 
was far more likely that he was direcdy related to them. 


Geographic Notes 

Lynches River forms the eastern boundary of Lancaster County, South Carolina. It is located in present 
day Union County, North Carolina. It is located SSW of Alton, NC. 

Buffalo Creek (in Mecklenburg County, NC) is the watershed immediately east of Lynches River. It is 
located SSW of Alton, in present day Union County, NC. 

Mounts Creek, Anson County, NC. This could be an historic name for Buffalo Creek. 

Jacobs Creek, Montgomery County, NC. This should be located N of Rocky River, most likely in 
present day Stanly County. It could be in present day Montgomery County, but the Pee Dee River would 
be a significant obstacle to have been crossed in order to stay in touch with other family members. 

1750 

Anson County, NC was formed. In 1842, a western portion of the county became part of Union County. 

1757 Jan 21 

Matthew Roan was named as the surveyor of a 12,500-acre tract in Anson County, NC owned by Patrick 
Smith of Waterford County, Ireland, which was sold to the Governor of North Carolina for 600 Irish 


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Pounds. Mecklenburg County, NC Deed Abstracts, 1763-1779 by Brent H. Holcomb and Elmer O. 
Parker (South Carolina, 1979), page 31. 


1755 Rowan County, NC 

Rone, Henry 
Rone, Henry Jr. 

Rone, Peter 
Rone, Peter 

1759 Tax list of Rowan County, NC includes the following names (from The Rowan Story, 1753- 

1953 byjames S. Brawley (Salisbury, NC, 1953): 

Rone, Henry 
Rone, Henry Jr. 

Rone, Peter 
Rone, Peter 
Rone, Henry 

1762 


Mecklenburg County, NC was formed from Anson County. In 1842, an eastern portion of the county 
became part of Union County. In 1794, a northern portion of the county became Cabarrus County. 


1761 


1762 


1765 Sep 24 


1766 


1768Jun 4 


1769 Feb 29 


1770 


Rowan County, NC 

Henry Roan 
Henry Roan 
Henry Roan 1 
Henry Roan 2 
Adam Roan 
Adam Roan 
Rowan County, NC 
Henry Rone, Sr 
Henry Rone, Jr 

Henry Rone, Gs of Henry Rone 

Peter Rone 

Henry Rone, Sr was naturalized at Salisbury, Rowan County, NC. journal of North 
Carolina Genealogy, Volume, Number 1, Spring/Summer 1972, page 2698. 

Rowan County NC 

Henry Rone 1st 
Henry Rone 2nd 
Henry Rone 3rd 

Susannah Roan married Jacob Frank in Rowan County, NC. Adam Roan was 
bondsman, John Frohock was witness. 

Adam Rone was the bondsman for the Rowan County, NC wedding of George Laney 
to Marey Welch. Titus Laney was also bondsman. Jo. Brevard witness. 

Rowan County, NC 

Adam Rone 
Henry Rone 
Henry Rone, Jr. 

Peter Roan 


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1773 Oct 16 

Thomas Simpson and Margt, his wife, to Henry Rone. 100 acres on the main fork of 
Mountain Creek, SW of Pee Dee River. Anson County, NC Deeds, Book K, page 238. 
Witnessed by Jas Ivey, Wm Noble, Joseph McLester. 

1774Jul 12 

Thos Simpson to Henry Rone, deed proven by Wm. Noble. Anson County, NC 

Court Minutes. For 100 acres that Simpson patented in 1769. 

1774Jul 12 

Tunstall Rone of Anson County, NC was appointed to a road crew for a road from the 
county line to Linces Creek. 

1774 Aug 18 

1775 Mar 4 

Inventory of the estate of Peter Roan by Edward Moore. Anson County Minutes. 
Adam Roan patented 150 acres on Mounts Creek S.W. of the Pee Dee River in Anson 
County, NC, including Lynces improvement and abutting William Coleman’s line. 

1775Jul 26 

George Shankel sold land to Henry Rone. On Pee Dee River. Anson County, NC 

Deeds, Book 7, page 49. 

1777 Apr 19 

Tunstall Roan, Adam Roan, Henry Roan and James Roan signed a petition to divide 
Anson County due to the hardship of traveling watercourse to attend the present court, 
http://www.bmgen.com/document/pdf/Petition_NC_Montgomery- 
Anson_1777_04_19.pdf 

1778 

Casper Rone, Camden District, South Carolina (contains a large area, including present 
day Lancaster County, SC. 

1778Jan 21 

Tunstall Rone and Milly, his wife, to Edward Moore. 157 acres on Yadkin River. 
Anson County, NC Deeds, Book K, page 526. 

1779 



Montgomery County, NC was formed from Anson County (as was Richmond County). In 1841, the half 
of the county west of the Pee Dee River became Stanly County. 


1779 

Henry Roan patented 100 acres SW side of Pee Dee River in Anson County, NC near 
Joseph Vickory’s improvement. He made the land entry for this property on 16 Dec 
1778. 

1779 Feb 

Flanery Rone and Adam Rone are listed in a petition to the governor for the purpose 
of creating a new county of Montgomery from the upper end of Anson County. 

1780 

1782? 

Adam Rone patented 150 acres on Mounts Creek, SW of the Pee Dee River. 

An undated sale of the estate of Peter Rone in Anson County. Buyers: Adam Rone, 
Henry Rone, Davis Smith, William Picket, William Noble, Edward More, John Hagler, 
John Walker, Jacob Van Huser, Henry McMillion, William Pritchett, Thomas Noble. NC 
Archives C. K 005.801.1 , pages 275-276. 

1782 

John Rone was taxed for 100 acres of land, 1 male or horse and two cattle in 
Montgomery County, NC. 

Adam Rone, invalid, was taxed for 150 acres of land, 2 males/horses and four cattle in 

1783 Oct 11: 

Montgomery County, NC. 

NOTE: Few other records are available for Montgomery County, NC, exceptfor the 1802 deed of 
Hemy Tone (below). 

Adam Rone was granted 100 acres of land in Montgomery County, NC on the waters of 
Jacobs Creek on Henry Rone’s line. At this time, Montgomery County included all of 
present-day Stanly and Montgomery Counties. 


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1783 Oct 1 Henry Roan was granted 61 acres on Jacob’s Creek SW of the town of Pee Dee in 
Anson County, NC. The patent references the property abutting another property 
already owned by Henry Roan. 

1787 Mar 28: Henry Rone, Sr. made land entry 1152 for 80 acres on Linches Creek in Mecklenburg 
County, NC. 

1787 Jul 19: Henry Rone, Sr. received a warrant to survey 80 acres on Linches Creek in Mecklenburg 

County, NC. He and Darlin Belk participated in the survey. 

1790 

Henry Rowan (JUNIOR), Mecklenburg County, NC. 

His household contains one male over age 16 and two females. 

This would seem to be Henry Rone, Junior. 

This means that he had one daughter, implying that he was recently married, probably in 1798 or so. If he 
married at age 21 like most males of the era, then he was born about 1777. 


Henry Roan, Lancaster County, NC 

His household contains one male over age 16, three other males and three females. 


1791 Dec 20: 
1794 Oct 10: 


1796Jun 9: 


1798: 


1796 Apr 5 


1798Jun 30 
1799 Apr 


1799 Apr 15: 


Henry Rone (Jr) received grant #957 for 79 acres in Mecklenburg County, NC, located 
on Linches Creek. 

Henry Roan witnessed a deed from Averet Yerby of Lancaster County, SC to James 
Yerby, 200 acres on Paw Creek adj George Laney. Other Wit: Michael Rook, John 
Lipe. Proven Apr 1799. Rec 4 Jun 1799. ( Mecklenburg County, NC Deeds, Book 16, page 
187). 

Henry Rone sold to James Mettor 79 acres on Linches Creek in Mecklenburg County, 
NC. Witnessed by Geo. Leeney and Michel Potts. Recorded 2 Jun 1799. (Book 16, 
page 176). 

Henry Rone was taxed for 125 acres and 1 white person in Captain Liggett’s Company, 
Mecklenburg County, NC. 

John Rone was taxed for one white person, same place. (Book A, page 18) 

Averet Yearby of Lancaster County, South Carolina to James Yearby for 60 pounds, 
200 acres on Paw Creek. Witnesses: Henry Rone, Michael Rook and George Laney. 

Mecklenburg County, NC Deeds, Book 16, page 187. 

Everet Yerby sold land to J. Glasgow on the head of Richardson’s Creek adjacent to 
Roans line. Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Deeds, Book 14, page 304. 

Averet Yearby of Lancaster County, South Carolina to James Yearby for 200 acres 
dated 5 Apr 1798, proved by Henry Rone (Item 17). 

Averet Yearby to Henry Rone for 150 acres of land dated 15 Apr 1799, proved by 

Michael Otts (Item 20). 

Henry Rone to John Melton for 79 acres of land dated 9 Jun 1796, proved by Michael 
Otts (Item 28). Mecklenburg County, NC Deeds, Book 16, page 176, and from Mecklenburg 
County, NC Minutes, Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Book 4, page 164. 

Avret Yerby to Henry Rone (Sr), 150 acres on the south fork of Richardson Creek. 

Wit: Michael Potts. Proven Apr 1799. Rec 2 Jun 1799. (Mecklenburg County, North 
Carolina Deeds, Book 16, page 184). 


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1799 Jul 


Henry Rone is appointed Road Overseer of the road from the So. Carolina line to 
Beaver Dam on the Rocky River Road in the room of Darling Odum. 

The above from Mecklenburg County, NC Minutes, Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 
Book 4, page 174 (184). 

1799: John Rone was taxed for 125 acres and one white person in Captain Liggett’s Company, 

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. 

Henry Rone was taxed for 350 acres and 1 white person, same place. (Book A, page 25) 

1800 Census: Mecklenburg County, NC 

James Roan, Sr. 

James Roan, Jr. (listed side-by-side) 

Adam Roan. He is listed 13 households later and does not appear in later records there. 
He and a female were over 45 years of age, with no other household members. 

Henry Roan, Jr. 

His household consists of: 

1 male, aged 26-44 (b. 1756-1774) 

1 male under age 10 (b. 1790-1800), this could be Mobley Rone. 

1 female, aged 16-25 (b. 1775-1784) 

3 females under age 10 (b. 1790-1800) 

Henry Roan, Sr. 

His household consisted of: 

1 male over 45 years old (b. before 1755) 

1 male, aged 10-15 (b. 1785-1790) 

1 female over 45 years old (b. before 1755) 

2 females aged 16-25 (b. 1775-1784) 

1 female aged 10-15 (b. 1785-1790) 

Since the inference here is that Henry Sr was the father of Henry Junior, and since we know that Henry 
Junior was born in 1777 or sooner, it is likely that Henry Senior was born fairly close to 1755, IF Junior 
was a first-born son. 

Adam Roan 

1 male over 45 years old (b. before 1755) 

1 female over 45 years old (b. before 1755) 

Was this Henry, Senior’s father or brother? If the former, he was likely born in the 1730s or earlier. 

1801 Apr 22: Henry Rone sold to James Yearby 25 acres on the Haw Branch of Richardson Creek. 

The land was originally surveyed for Thomas Farmer and adjacent other lands of both 
parties. Witnessed by Geo. Leany and Geo. Richardson. Recorded 4 Jun 1805. 

Mecklenburg County, NC Deeds, Book 18, page 161. 

1802 Oct 4: Henry Rone (Jr. He signed with the mark HR) and James Holliman sold to Koonrad 

Plyler of Lancaster County two tracts of land: one on the south side of Great Linches 
Creek containing 105 acres, and another tract of 15 acres originally granted to General 
Sumpter lying between the same and Funderberk’s. Wit: Michael Potts, John Meador. 


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1802 Aug 16: 


1803 Feb 9: 


1804 Feb 14: 

1805 Apr 

1806 Mar 13: 


1806 Oct 25 


1806: 


1807Jan 
1807 Apr 
1808Jan 


1808: 


1809 


1809 Tul 

1809 Oct 

1809 Dec 4: 


Henry Rone (likely Jr) of Montgomery County. NC (at this time it included all of 
present-day Stanly County [created 1841]) sold to Jacob Pair 100 acres on Buffaloe 
Creek in Mecklenburg County, NC. The land was originally owned by Averet Yearby, 
and it abutted property of Geo Leany. Witnessed by Jas Yearby and Averet Yearby. 
Mecklenburg County, NC Deeds, Book 18, page 100. Recorded 3 Oct 1804. 

James Rone witnessed a deed between Jason Hicklin, planter of South Carolina to 
Richard Griffin for 150 acres of land on both sides of Farmers Branch of Richardson 
Creek. Rec 20 Mar 1824. ( Mecklenburg County, NC Deeds, Book 22, page 83) 

John Rowan’s land was purchased at public sale for $1.25 by David Cowan for non¬ 
payment of taxes. ( Mecklenburg County, NC Deeds, Book 18, page 202). 

Henry Roan was appointed a juror. 

Koonrad Plyler of Lancaster District, SC to Peter Baker for $200. 29 acres on both 

sides of Great Lynches Creek, being part of land patented to Henry Rone 20_ 1799. 

Wit: Frederick Plyler, Jurat, Jos. Holliman. Proven Aug court 1813. ( Mecklenburg 
County, NC Deeds, Book 19, page 312). 

Amos Matheny sold land to John Rone. On Richardson Creek. Anson County, NC 
Deeds, Book N&O, page 336. 

James Roan was taxed for 140 acres and 1 white person in Captain Liggett’s Company, 
Mecklenburg County, NC. 

Henry Roan, Sr was taxed for 150 acres and 1 white person, same place (Book A, page 
38). 

Henry Roan was appointed a juror for the April term. 

Henry Roan was fined for not attending as juror. 

Henry Roan, administrator, returned an inventory of the estate of Hannah Rogers, 
deed. 

Henry Roan, Sr? was taxed for 100 acres in Captain James Liggett’s Company, 
Mecklenburg County, NC. 

Henry Roan, Jr? was taxed for 330 acres and 1 white person, same place (NOTE: the 
editor of this source could not decipher who was the elder or younger). 

James Roan was taxed for 70 acres of land and 1 white person, same place. (A, 61) 
Henry Roan and James Holliman to Koonrod Plyler. Two tracts on the south side of 
Great Linches Creek: one for 105 acres, the other 15 acres granted to General Sumpter 
and lying between the larger tract and Funderburk’s. Witnessed by Michael Potts and 
John Meadors. Henry signed HR. Lancaster County, SC Deeds, Book G, page 219. 

Henry Roan was appointed as a juror for the August term, 

Henry Rone was impaneled on a jury. 

James Rone witnessed a deed between Jonathan Broom and Jason Kirklin for 150 

acres on Farmers Branch of Richardson Creek. ( Mecklenburg County, NC Deeds, Book 21, 
page 144). 


1810 

Henry Roan (SENIOR). 

1 male over 45 years old (b. before 1765) 

1 female over 45 years old (b. before 1765) 

3 females aged 16-25 years old (b. 1785-1794) 


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Seven households after his is the household of John Rone. 

Three households after John Rone is the household of James Rone. 

Henry Rone, Junior is not found in the 1810 Census for Mecklenburg County, NC. 


1810: John Roan was taxed for taxed for 1 white person in Captain Liggett’s Company, 

Mecklenburg County, NC. 

James Roan was taxed for 70 acres of land and 1 white person, same place. (3 
households from John) 

Henry Roan was taxed for 100 acres of land, same place. (7 households from John, 10 
from James) (Book A, page 69) 

There is an 1814 deed from Henry Rone (presumably Senior, since he was the only one in the 1810 
Census and 1810 tax records). This is the last known record of Henry Rone in Mecklenburg County, NC. 


1811: 

1814Jan 12: 

1814 Feb 

1815 Mar 23 

1816 Apr 9: 

1817 Dec 23 
1820 Feb 24: 


James Roan was taxed for 100 acres and 1 white person in Captain Liggett’s Company, 
Mecklenburg County, NC. (Book A, page 75) 

Henry Rone to Joshua Sibley, 100 acres on Farmers Branch of Richardson Creek adj. 
George Laney. Wit: Geo. Baker, Jurat, John Yerby. Rec 15 Oct 1819. ( Mecklenburg 
County, NC Deeds, Book 21 (19), page 152). Recorded 1819 Oct 14. 

Henry Roan, Junr. was appointed a juror for the March session. 

John Rone to Henry Watson. On Richardson Creek. Anson County, NC Deeds, Book IT) 
page 312. 

James Jones to James Rone, 75 acres on Richardson Creek adjacent to other lands of 
the grantee. Wit: Obediah Thompson, Jurat and Levi Presler. Rec Dec 1817. 

(Mecklenburg Counly, NC Deeds, Book 20, page 321) 

James Rone to James Jones, 75 acres on Richardson Creek. Mecklenburg County, NC 
Deeds, Book 20, page 321. 

Arden Ross to James Rone, 275 acres on Richardson Creek, adj Ann Pain, George 
Laney, Rook, Richard Vinson. Wit: Nathan Ross, Jurat, Richd Vinson. Rec 5 Oct 

1820 ( Mecklenburg County, NC Deeds, Book 21 (19), page 239) 


1820 Census 

James Rone. 26-44 years old (b. 1776-1794), with three sons and three daughters, all under 10 years old. 
John Rone. 26-44 years old (b. 177601794), with three sons and two daughters, all under 10 years old, 
plus one daughter aged 10-15. No wife. 


1822 Feb Samuel Johnston and John Roan were granted leave to retail spiritous liquors. 

Mecklenburg County, NC Minutes, Court of Common Pleas, Book 6, page 393. 

1823: James Roan was taxed for 325 acres valued at $400 in Captain Ingram’s Company (same 

neighbors as in Captain Liggett’s Company), Mecklenburg County, NC. (Book A, page 
119) 

1823: The estate of James Roan was taxed for 225 acres valued at $400 in Captain John 

Ingram’s Company (same neighbors as in Captain Liggett’s Company), Mecklenburg 
County, NC. (Book A, page 145) 


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1825 Jul 15: 


1826 May 

1827 Feb 

1830 May 


1831 Nov 29 


Darling B. Belk, administrator of the estate of James Rone, deed to Thos. P. Dillon 
of Anson County, NC, 75 acres on Richardson Creek. Wit: John M. Ingram, Jurat and 
A. C. Labatt. Rec 20 Jun 1826. (Book 23, page 46.) NOTE: After the legal description 
in the deed, Darling Belk is described as the “admr of sd Sam’l Rone” - this was likely an 
error in transcription and should read James Rone. 

Darling Belk, adm of James Rone, deed, to Thomas P. Dillon for 75 acres of land 
bearing the date of 15 Jul 1825. Mecklenburg County, NC Minutes, Court of Common Pleas and 
Quarter Sessions, Book 7, page 145. 

Thomas Winchester vs. the Heirs of James Rone: Jane Rone, Eliza Rone, William 
Rone, Lloyd Rone, Lilly Rone and James Rone. The court ordered that a guardian be 
appointed. 

William Bibb vs. the Heirs of James Roan: Riley Helms and wife, Eliza Roan, and 
James Roan. Darling Belk was the administrator of James Roan’s estate. Thomas 
Winchester also had two suits against the estate. The jury found the estate had been 
fully administered and judgment was made against the land. 

The Sheriff of Mecklenburg County, NC conveyed to Thomas Winchester as part of a 
judgment in favor of sd Winchester, Wm. Bibb and Darling B. Belk against Riley Helms 
and Jane his wife, Sarah Roan and Eliza Roan, heirs at law of James Rone. Judgment 
concerned the widow’s dower. 


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Appendix E: 

Rones/Roans of Tennessee 


Bedford County, Tennessee 

1814Jan to 1814 May 


1818 Oct 9: 

Samuel Roane served as Sgt Major in Colonel Stephen Copeland’s 3rd Regiment, 
Tennessee Militia. The Regiment was raised from the men of Bedford County, 

Tennessee and surrounding counties. 

Sarah Rone was named as one of the heirs to the estate of James Clark, deed, of 

Orange County, NC. Bedford County, TN Deeds, Book E, page 338. 

1818 Dec 28: 

Henry Rone was the witness to the deed from Daniel Phillips to William Fisher. 

Bedford County, Tennessee Deeds, Book K, page 356. 


It doesn’t seem all that likely that the Roans above were related to our clan, but they are included in this 
timeline because of their similar surname. 


1830 

Bedford County, Tennessee Federal Census: 

Samuel Rone 

William Rone 

1832 Mar 19 

A deed mentions bordering the land of Charles Roan. Bedford County, TN Deeds, Book 

CC, page 289. 

1832 

1833 

1835 (about) 

1836 

William Rhoane to Jno Davis. Bedford County, TN Deeds, Book CC, page 416. 

Joseph Byers to Wm. Roane. Bedford County, TN Deeds, Book DD, page 217. 

Emaline Fowler married Mathew Rone, likely in Bedford County, TN. 

Bedford County, TN tax list, based upon 1835 districts that were created before the 
reduction of Bedford County caused by the creation of Marshall and Coffee Counties 
(from Early History and Genealogy Digest of Bedford County, TN by Timothy R. and Helen C. 
Marsh [Greenville, South Carolina, 2005]). The cited source includes a map that shows 
the locations of these districts: 

1836 

1837 

Henry Roane, District 14, taxed for 137 acres of deeded land worth $1,096 and one 
white person (pg. 207). 

Levi Roane, District 14, taxed for one white person. 

William Roan, District 21, taxed for one white person. 

William Roane, by agt, District 5, taxed for 344 acres and one white person. 

William Roane, District 6, taxed for 321 acres only. 

Mathew Rone’s eldest son was born in Missouri (likely Ray County). 

William Roane, District 20, paid the poll tax. 

William Roan by agent, District 6, was taxed for 321 acres worth $1,200. 

1838 

Samuel Rone Junior, District 23, paid the poll tax of 12 Vi cents. 

Wm Roane by agt Wm Houston, District 5, was taxed for 344 acres worth $1,000. 
William Roan, District 6, was taxed for 321 acres of land worth $2,568. 

1839 

William Rone, District 20, paid the poll tax. 

William Roan, District 5, was taxed for 349 acres of land worth $2,000. 


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1840 


1840 

1840 

Bedford County, Tennessee Federal Census: 

William Rone 

Sami Roan 

Ray County, Missouri 

Mathew Rone 

1846 Feb 24 

Samuel Rone witnessed a deed for a bill of sale from George and Anna Campbell to 
Samuel Anderson. Bedford County, TN Deeds, Book 00, page 360. 

1848 

Samuel S. Rone to Samuel Anderson. Bedford County, TN Deeds, Book 00, page 275. 

[On 20 Oct 2018, the microfilm for this deed has not yet been digitized (476362), so it 
was not possible to see who witnessed this deed.] 

1849Jun 

Samuel Roane, administrator of James Campbell, dec’d presented a setdement. Bedford 
County, Tennessee, County Court Minutes, Vol 1, 1848-1855, page 87. 

1850 Aug 15: 

Henry Rone assigned his Warrant 25889 for his service as a private in Captain 

Anderson’s 14th Regiment, US Infantry to John A. Lloyd. 

1850 

Bedford County, Tennessee Federal Census: 

Catherine [Davis] (Catherine Rone Hazzard?) 

Samuel Roan, born 1813 NC 

1850 

Ray County, Missouri Federal Census: 

Mathew Rone 

1850 Jul 

William Rone was named administrator of the estate of Unity Staggs, deed. Jesse 

Davis posted bond. Bedford County, TN Court Minutes, 1848-1852, page 207. 

1850 Jul 9 

I. N. and E. Rone and wives to Nicholas Burns. Deed. Isaac N. and his wife Eliza 
Jane Rone and Ezekial Rone and his wife Lucinda Rone, sold to Nicholas Bums, 

land in Bedford Co., TN, on head waters of Sugar Creek, a tract that contains about 40 
acres and was conveyed to William Stagg by Daniel Baling by deed, dated 12 Oct 

1819, the interest conveyed is two sixths of all the lands of which said William Stagg 
died seized and possessed in Bedford Co., TN, being the share of the said Eliza Jane and 
Lucinda in said land which descended from their father William Stagg. Land sold to 
Nicholas Burns. Reg: 22 Aug 1850. Bedford County, TN Deeds, Book SS, page 79. 

1851 Jan 

Petition of Nicholas Bums, George W. King & wife Lovina, Jesse Chockley & wife 
Charlotts, Johu Blagg and Judy his wife, presented the report of the clerk and master 
regarding the tide of Nicholas Burns to the interests of Isaac Rone and Eliza Jane his 
wife, and Ezekiel Rone and Lucinda his wife. Nath. White and Thos. Dryden, who 
appraised the land of William Staggs, deed at $6 per acre and found that it was wholly 
impractical to divide the land into six parts. They stated that they were well acquainted 
with the children and heirs of William Staggs, deed, and that the parties named in the 
petition are said heirs. The clerk and master reports that he has examined the conveyance 
of Isaac Rone and wife Eliza Jane and Ezekiel Rone and wife Lucinda and found 
that they had conveyed their 2/6ths interest in the land to Nicholas Burns. They found 
that William Burns died in possession of two small tracts of land in Bedford County, TN 
on the headwaters of Sugar Creek containing 40 acres and 47 acres respectively. It was 
ordered that the remaining interests in the land be sold at auction to the highest bidder at 
a price of not less than $6 per acre. Bedford County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, Vol 1, 
1848-1852, page 278. 


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1851 Feb 

Final decree for the petition for the sale of land of William Staggs, deed. The first 
property was described as abutting a 1,000-acre tract of Anthony Sharp and Thomas 
Dougan, abutting a 166-acre land entry made by Malcom Gilchrist. The second 
property, upon which William Staggs had lived, also abutted Sharp and Dougan, and 
touched John Gant’s NE corner, Clark’s corner, and John Allen’s west boundary line, 
thence along Allen’s and Stancell Moore’s line. Granted by the State of Tennessee to 
Wm Staggs by grant No. 11223 dated 6th December 1832. Bedford County, Tennessee 
County Court Minutes, Vol 1, 1848-1852, pages 290-291. 

1854 Aug 

James C. Gambill, Samuel Anderson and Samuel Roane to lay off support for widow 
and family of Eli C. Griffin, deceased. Bedford County, TN Court Minutes, 1852-1855, page 
301. 

1855 May 

Samuel Roan and Jarel Smith posted bond for John S. Thompson to be guardian of 
Sarah Jane Brown, minor heir of Rufin Brown, deed. Bedford County, TN Court Minutes, 
1852-1855, page 470. 

1855 Aug 11 

Bank of Tennessee v. Richard Anderson, Sami Doak, Sami Roane and D. S. Evans. 

Suit in favor of the plaintiffs. Bedford County, TN Circuit Court Minutes, 1853-1855, page 

500. 

1856 Dec 27 
1857Jan 1 

Samuel Roane from John S. Thompson, Deed of Trust. 

Samuel Roane and G. P. Baskette secured the purchase of property made by John S. 
Thompson from F. F. Fonville. Tennessee, Supreme Court Decisions, 1860, Range 32, 
Section E, Shelf 2, Box 313 (32 pages). 

1857 Dec 24 

Samuel Roane from L. C. Reed, Trust Deed. The Burned Deed Index of Bedford County, 
Tennessee, 1852-1861 by Timothy Marsh (1998). 

1857 Dec 26 

Charlotte S. Roane from S. E. Gilliland, Deed of Gift. The Burned Deed Index of Bedford 
County, Tennessee, 1852-1861 by Timothy Marsh (1998). 

1858 Feb 

Samuel Roan posted bond for John S. Thompson to be guardian of his minor 
children: Asberry, Mary, Elizabeth, and Thomas Thompson. Bedford County, TN Court 
Minutes, 1857, page 69. 

1858 Apr 10 

The President and Directors of the Bank of Tennessee vs. Bradley Gambill, Aaron 
Gambill and Samuel Roane, No. 152 Debt. Plaintiff recovered $125 debt plus $8 
damages. Bedford County, Tennessee, Circuit Court Minutes, 1857-1858, page 410. 

1859 Feb 5 

Samuel Roane to Anderson Rucker, Deed, 79 acres, 15 poles. The Burned Deed Index of 
Bedford County, Tennessee, 1852-1861 by Timothy Marsh (1998). 

1859 Apr 18 

James C. Snell vs. Samuel Roane, Judgment of Condemnation. William Gilbreath, 

acting Justice of the Peace, was ordered to summon Richard Anderson and his security 
Samuel Roane to answer the complaint of Jas. C. Snell regarding a debt of less than 
$500. Bedford County, Tennessee, Circuit Court Minutes, 1858-1859, page 519. 

1859 Sep 23 

The final decree of the Supreme Court case of John S. Thompson v. F. F. Fonville. 


Ray County, MO Deeds 

No deeds found involving John W. Roberts in Volume 1 index to deeds, 1820-1862. 

1853-1856 

M. L. Rhone to Thos B. Fowler, Book H, page 151. 


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M. L. Rhone to Thos B. Fowler, Book I, page 104. 
Matthew L. Rone to Robert Winsett, Book I, page 222. 
Matthew L. Rhone to Thos B. Fowler, Book G, page 318. 

1856-1858 

Matthew L. Rhone to James R. Akers, Book M, page 231. 
Nathaniel Rone to Jesse G. Fowler, BookJ, page 130. 
Mathew Rone to Robert Winsett, BookJ, page 130. 
Matthew Rone to Sami Fowler, Book H, page 142. 


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Lincoln County, Tennessee 

1819 Oct Henry Roan v. Reuben Woodard, Lincoln County, TN. Plaintiff dropped two suits: in 


1820Jan 

1830 

the first, the plaintiff assumed payment of all costs and the defendant recovered his costs, 
in the second, the defendant assumed costs and the plaintiff recovered his costs. 

Reuben H. Roan was appointed constable in Lincoln County, TN. 

Lincoln County, Tennessee Federal Census: 

Herbert Rone 

Solomon Rone 

1836 

1836 

1840 

Herbert Roan and John Roan were on the tax list for District 11. 

Solomon Roan was on the tax list for District 25. 

Lincoln County, Tennessee Federal Census: 

Herbert Rone 

Samuel Rone 

Clement Rone 

1840Jan 25 
1840 Sep 3 
1840 Dec 14 

Catherine (Rone) Hazzard 

James Woodard married Rebecah Roane in Lincoln County, TN. 

Caroline T. Roan married Hugh P. Mooney in Lincoln County, TN. 

Samuel Roan, age 65, deposed that he had known Samuel Reeves when they both had 
lived in Wake Countv, North Carolina, http://revwarapps.ore/w56.pdf 

1843 Feb 9 
1844Jul 26 

1849 Oct 29 

1850 

Samuel Roane married Elizabeth Dejarnett in Lincoln County, TN. 

John Roan married Nancy Deshaser in Lincoln County, TN. 

Haisting Roan married Eliza Deshager in Lincoln County, TN. 

Lincoln County, Tennessee Federal Census: 

Herbert Rone 

1850 Feb 14 

1852 Mar 24 

1852 Aug 6 

1853 Oct 6 
1855 Jan 3 
1855 Oct 1 

Silvester McKinney married Margret A. Roan in Lincoln County, TN. 

Samuel H. A. Roan married Lydia McDaniel in Lincoln County, TN. 

James Roane married Jane M. King in Lincoln County, TN. 

Alexander Smith married Mary Rone in Lincoln County, TN. 

Temple Scott married Nancy Roane in Lincoln County, TN. 

John Roane had a letter waiting at the post office in Fayetteville. Fayetteville (TN) Observer, 
Thursday, 4 Oct 1855, page 3, column 4. 

1856 Apr 24 

1857 Sep 3 
1860 

Samuel H. Rhone married Nancy Brown in Lincoln County, TN. 

Fayetteville Observer. “In this county on the 28th of old age Mrs. Ruth Roane, 93 years old.” 
Lincoln County, Tennessee Federal Census: 

Herbert Rone 

1866 May 3 

Catherine (Rone) Hazard 

Harbert Rone was listed as a voter under the Franchise Law. Fayetteville Observer, 16 Aug 
1866, page 2, column 3,1st article. 

1870 

Lincoln County, Tennessee Federal Census: 

Herbert Rone 

1874 Aug 22 

Harbert Rone was listed as having a letter at the post office in Fayetteville, TN. 

Fayetteville Observer, 22 Aug 1874, page 3, column 4, 4th article. 


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Hardin County, Tennessee 

1848 As authorized by the Occupant Act of 1848, Absalom Rone made land entry #635 for 


1849 Feb 26 

69 3 /4 acres of land on Turkey Creek, Range 12, Section 3 abutting Charles Martin’s land. 
The land was located on 14 Mar 1841 {Hardin County, Tennessee, Hand Entries, Book 4, page 
275). 

Solomon (x) Roane of Hardin County, TN to James Ward of same place for $5. 
Security for a debt in the amount of $40.40 owed to Amzi Reed -115 'A acres in District 
8 bordering Sherwood Hatley, Gibbs and W. Hopkins, William Gilbert. The debt 

was due 25 Dec 1849. ( Hardin County, Tennessee Deeds, Book H, page 230). 

1849 Sep 3 

John McRoss was appointed the administrator of the estate of Solomon Roan. Hardin 
County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, Book D, 1843-1850, page 398. 

1849 Sep 3 

Commissioners appointed to lay off a year’s support for the widow and orphans of 
Solomon Roan. Hardin County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, Book D, 1843-1850, page 
399. 

1850Jan 4 

List of releasements and insolvencies for the year 1849. Includes Hastin Roane, 4th 
District. Hardin County, Tennessee Court Minutes, Book D, page 419. 

1850 Jan 19 

Solomon Roane’s debt of $55 to Amzi Reed was setded in Hardin County, TN, with 
the 115-acre property being sold to John Martin to satisfy the debt. ( Hardin County, 
Tennessee Deeds, Book H, page 390). 

1850 Oct 10 

John Roan, in consideration of $5, granted to John Martin of Hardin County, TN the 
right to sell his interest in 115 'A acres in Hardin County, TN, District 8, bordering 

Gibbs and Hopkins, William Gilbert, if he failed to satisfy a debt of $107.66 owed to 
Jas. A. and Felix Johnson by 1 Jan 1852. ( Hardin County, Tennessee Deeds, Book H, page 

479). 

1851 Apr 7 

List of releasements and insolvencies for the year 1850. Includes A. Roane (G), 4th 
District. Hardin County, Tennessee Court Minutes, Book F, page 81. 

1859 Apr 4 

List of releasements and insolvencies for the year 1858. Includes Isaac Roane (DF), 4th 
District. Hardin County, Tennessee Court Minutes, Book G, page 200. 

1888 

Non-Resident Notice. Solomon Roan and William Brown were ordered to appear at 
the Circuit Court of Savannah, Tennessee on the first Monday of November. Savannah 
(TN) Courier, Thursday, 20 Sep 1888, page 3, first column. 

1889 

Sale of land for delinquent taxes in Hardin County, No. 158, a tract of land lying in the 
17th Civil District and bounded on the north by Castleberry, east by Robins, south by 
Robins, west by Butler, assessed to, and sold as the property of Solomon Roan. 
Savannah (TN) Courier, Thursday, 25 Apr 1889, page 2, column 3. 


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Appendix F: Henry Rone/Roan of Marshall County, TN 

A small number of undocumented trees proclaim that Henry Roan, who died in Marshall County, TN (or 
elsewhere) was the father of Mathew Rone (and by extension, the father of Mobley Rhone). This 
conclusion was likely reached with very little thought: Henry Roan was the only Roan who had lived in 
Bedford County, TN after Mathew Rone had lived there, so he naturally would have been the first person 
to have been investigated as a possible father. 

However, he died leaving a will, and the makeup of his family in no way corresponds with what is known 
about the family of Mathew Rone and Mobley Rhone. The following is provided here as a means of 
disproving this erroneous assumption. 


1836 

1836 Aug 23 

1841 Sep 

1841 Oct 4 

1842Jan 5 

1842 Jul 4 

1842 Oct 3 

1844 Jul 2 
Jul 7 

1845 Oct 6 


Bedford County, TN tax list (this district became part of Marshall County, TN in 1836): 
Henry Roane, District 14, taxed for 137 acres of deeded land and one white person (pg. 
207). 

Levi Roane, District 14, taxed for one white person. 

Levi Rone purchased 13 V 2 acres of land in Marshall County, TN from Samuel T. 
Tillman. On the waters of Rock Creek, south side of Duck River. Adjoining William 
Bills and John Fisher. Wit: R. W. McWhirter and Eli Rone. 

Inventory and account of sales in the estate of Henry Roan of Marshall County, TN, by 
Eli Rone and Levi Rone, Adms. 

Mary Rone made guardian of Gellyann, William and John Rone, minor orphans of 
Henry Rone in Marshall County, TN. Bond, $3,000. Securities: Eli Rone, Levi Rone, 
Thomas Green and W. H. Drake. 

Estate of Wilei [sic] Rone, a resident of Perry County, in Marshall County, TN. George 
Rone, adm. Bond, $500, Security George Fisher. 

Mary Roane, guardian for Gilly Ann, William and John Roane, minors and heirs of 
Henry Roane, renewed her bond for $2,500 in Marshall County, TN. Securities: Eli 

Roane and Wade H. Drake. 

Inventory and account of sales for the estate of Wiley Rone, by George Rone, adm. 
Marshall County, TN. 

Levi Rone made guardian of Gellyann, William and John Rone, minor heirs of Henry 
Rone. Securities: Eli Rone and Henry Rone. 

Mary R. Smith recovered $40 in Marshall County, TN against George Rone, father of 
her bastard child. 

Estate of Levi Rone by Adm Eli Rone in Marshall County, TN. Bond $2,500. 
Securities: James R. Fisher, James W. Calahan, Noah Rone and Robert McAteer. 


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Appendix G: Descendants of Clement Rone 

Another, unforeseen, benefit of creating the Rone DNA Pool was that it pointed out our relatedness to 
several descendants of Clement Rone, whose identities had initially been obscured by their use of the Roan 
or Roane spellings of the family surname. In the 1840 Census for District 11 in Lincoln County, Tennessee 
are the households of Clement Rone, Harbert Roan, William Rone, John Rone and Catherine (Rone) 
Hazzard, while living in District 25 was Solomon Rone (Samuel Rone was found in District 18 at the time). 
These five individuals were born in quick succession and appear to have been the children of Clement Roan 
and his wife, Creasy, though no clear proof of their relationships was discovered. A Rutha Rone, age 83, in 
Harbert’s 1850 Census household is thought to have been a later wife of Clement’s. 

There seems to be no clear source for identifying Clement Rone’s children and grandchildren, and what 
little information that seems to have been published on the internet is likely somewhat garbled. For instance, 
several sources have Samuel Hastings Rone as a son of Solomon Rone. But there seem to have been two 
different Samuel Rones, and it appears more likely that Samuel Hastings Rone was Harbert’s son, not 
Solomon’s. The reasons for this and other speculative musings are discussed in the list below (people whose 
connections are speculative are listed with a question mark after their name). 

1. Harbert Rone, born about 1796 in North Carolina (according to the 1850,1860 and 1870 Census). 
He married Elizabeth Martin on 30 Jun 1818 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Their 
1850 Census record shows a daughter in their household, though they almost certainly had 
additional children, three of whom may have been Samuel Hastings A. Roan, Margaret A. 
(Rone) McKinney and James Roane: 

a. Samuel Hastings A. Roan?, born about 1825. He married first Eliza Deshazer on 29 
Oct 1849 in Lincoln County, Tennessee. She apparently died soon after, and they had no 
children together. He married second Lydia McDaniel on 24 Mar 1852 in Lincoln 
County, Tennessee. They had one or two sons together. He married third Nancy Luranie 
Brown on 24 Apr 1856 in Lincoln County, Tennessee. The remainder of Samuel’s seven 
children were by this second marriage. 

b. Mary C Rone, born about 1828. She married Alexander Smith on 6 Oct 1853 in Lincoln 
County, Tennessee. They had at least five children together. 

c. Margaret A. Rone?, born about 1829. She married Sylvester G. McKinney on 14 Feb 
1850 in Lincoln County, Tennessee. They had no children. They were listed in the 
household immediately following Harbert’s in the 1850 Census. 

d. James R. Roane?, born about 1833. He married Jane M. King on 8 Aug 1852 in Lincoln 
County, Tennessee. This James was listed in the household of Isaac S. Porter, which 
immediately followed that of Clement’s son John Rone, and was three households before 
that of Harbert Rone. Since John had a daughter born in 1833, James was most likely not 
his son, but the son of Harbert. 

2. Solomon Rone, born 1797, died Aug 1850 in Hardin County, Tennessee, not long after having left 
Lincoln County, Tennessee. He married Fanny Parrish on 21 Mar 1818 in Mecklenburg County, 
North Carolina. Fanny’s 1850 Census record for District 8, Hardin County, Tennessee includes 
five females: four Rones, plus C. C. Deshazer. C.C. was likely the daughter of her next-door 
neighbor, William Deshazer. Arrena “Rainy” Deshazer married John Rone: she was likely 


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William’s daughter and he was likely Fanny’s son, as they were also living in District 8 in 1850. 
Another of Fanny’s sons appears to have been Samuel Rone: 

a. John Roan?, born about 1820. He married Arrena Deshazer on 26 Jul 1844 in Lincoln 
County, Tennessee. They had six children together. 

b. Samuel Rone?, born about 1822. He married Elizabeth Dejamett on 9 Feb 1843 in 
Lincoln County, Tennessee. 

c. Ruth Rone, born about 1831. 

d. Martha Rone, born 1834. 

e. Mary J. Rone, born 1834. She married Samuel Deshazer on 3 Mar 1852 in Lauderdale 
County, Alabama. They had five sons. 

f. Margaret Elizabeth Rone, born about 1838, died sometime after 1872. She married 
Felix Garner Parrish. They had five children together. 

3. Catherine Rone, born about 1799. She married Cornelius Hazzard on 31 Mar 1817 in 
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Census records provide no clue to the identities of their 
children, but some clues are found in marriage records of Lincoln County, Tennessee. 

a. Winson Hazzard?, probably born about 1820. He married Frances A. Parkes on 12 
May 1841 in Lincoln County, Tennessee. 

b. Thomas Hazzard?, probably born about 1825. He married Delelope W. Allen on 4 Aug 
1846 in Lincoln County, Tennessee. 

c. Rutha Hazzard?, probably born about 1826. She married James Henderson on 21 Mar 
1844 in Lincoln County, Tennessee. 

d. Martha J. Hazzard?, probably born about 1828. She married Joseph W. C. Gray on 3 
Aug 1846 in Lincoln County, Tennessee. 

4. William Rone, born about 1801. He married Elizabeth Bigham on 25 Apr 1822 in Mecklenburg 
County, North Carolina. The 1850 Census for Bedford County, Tennessee documents their two 
youngest children. In 1860, Elizabeth, apparendy a widow, was living in Wright County, Missouri, 
in the household of Nancy Davis, the widow of William Hampton Davis, who was likely her 
daughter. The Bedford County estate of William Staggs identifies two of his sons-indaw as Isaac 
N. Rone and Ezekiel Rone, who were likely William’s sons. A small number of well documented 
trees on Ancestry.com also contend that Sarah Ann (Rone) Winters was William’s daughter. She 
was living near Nancy (Rone) Davis at that time, as well as near some Lowery households. The 
connection seems credible, and the birth order of all these individuals is convincing. Part of this 
family line migrated to Hardin County, Tennessee, and part migrated to Wright County, Missouri. 

a. Isaac Newton Rone?, born Jul 1821. He married first Eliza Jane Staggs, and married 
second Peggy Gay. Isaac had eleven children by these two marriages, but it is unclear 
when the second marriage took place. Based upon the length between births, those 
children of his born after 1855 were likely by his second wife. 

b. Ezekiel Rone?, born about 1823, died between 1855 and 1860. He married Lucinda 
Staggs, and they had three children together. 

c. Sarah Ann Rone?, born 23 Apr 1826, died 1 Jul 1898. She married Marshall Winters. 
They had four children together. 

d. Nancy Adeline Rone?, born 10 Jan 1830, died 16 Dec 1902. She married first William 
Hampton Davis, and they had three children together. She married second Sampson 
Moore, and they had seven children together. 


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e. Robert Jackson Rone, bom Jun 1834, died 5 Aug 1864. He married Cynthia Gertha 
Henson, and they had four children together. 

f. Frances Rone, bom about 1842. 

5. John Rone, bom about 1803. The identity of John’s first wife is not known. He married second 
Nancy Deshazer on 26 Jul 1844 in Lincoln County, Tennessee. John had several children who 
are identified in Census records, and he likely had additional children bom prior to his known eldest 
child, Nancy. The two youngest children were by his second wife. 

a. Nancy C. Rone, bom about 1833. She married Temple T. Scott on 3 Jan 1855 in Lincoln 
County, Tennessee. They had eleven children together. 

b. Mary A. Rone, bom about 1835. She married Alexander Smith on 6 Oct 1853 in Lincoln 
County, Tennessee. They had five children together. 

c. Clementine Rone, bom about 1837. 

d. Alexander F. M. Rone, bom about 1840. He married first Susan M. Guyer on 14 Oct 
1857 in Morgan County, Alabama. They had six children together. He married second 
Josephine Rogers on 30 Jul 1904 in Hughes County, Oklahoma (then Indian Territory). 
They had no children together. 

e. Harvey Newton Rone, bom about 1842. He married Catherine D. McCutcheon on 2 
Apr 1865 in Morgan County, Alabama. They had five children together. 

f. Louisa A. Rone, bom about 1845. 

g. John Rone, bom about 1858. 

h. Joseph Rone, bom about 1861. 


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Index 


Note: Since this book is being electronically published, and thus word searchable, a full name index is 
provided only for the main narrative, not the appendices. 


A 


B 


Abbott, Lucy Maud.29 

Adams, Bonnie.39 

Adams, Mary E.47 

Alabama.10 

Alabama, Talladega County.22 

Alcorn County. See Mississippi, Alcorn County 

alderman.6 

Alexander, Isaac S.10 

Alford, Charles Montgomery.26 

Alison, Mr.26 

Allbright, John Edward.26 

America.2, 55 

AncestryDNA.23, 25, 35, 52 

Anderson County. See Texas, Anderson County 

Anderson, Samuel.48 

Anderson, Susannah H.21,48 

Anglin, Eulah.33 

Appendix A 

Early Texas Rhone Timeline.II 

Appendix B 

Wake County, North Carolina Timelines.IX 

Appendix C 

Rones/Roans of North Mecklenburg County, North 

Carolina.XV 

Appendix D 

Rones/Roans of South Mecklenburg County, North 

Carolina.XVIII 

Appendix E 

Rones/Roans ofTennessee.XXVI 

Appendix F 

Henry Rone/Roan of Marshall County, Tennessee 
.XXX11 


Appendix G 

Descendants of Clement Rone.XXXIII 

Arkansas.3, 5, 47 

Arkansas, Benton County.32, 33, 34 

Arkansas, Washington County.32 

Army of the Tennessee.5 

Arnold, Calvin Mobley.36 

Arnold, John Edwin.47 

Ash, James Benjamin.26 

Autosomal DNA. See AncestryDNA 


Barnes, Dot.40 

Barnes, Lourinda.51 

Baskette, G. P.48 

Basnett, Grover R.33 

Basnett, Ms.32 

Bass, Richard Isham.27 

Battle of Corinth.5 

Battle of Oak Hill.5 

Battle of Pea Ridge.5 

Battle of Richmond, Kentucky.5 

Battle of Selma.48 

Beaverdam Creek.12 

Bedford County. See Tennessee, Bedford County 

Belcher, Emma L. (Rone]. See Rone, Emma L. 

Belcher, John Richard.6, 28 

Belt, Charles.39 

Belt, Charles Emet.30 

Belt, Fannie.29 

Belt, Frank Taylor.30 

Belt, Lucy Ida.30 

Belt, Mattie.29 

Belt, Meda Ann (Rone]. See Rone, Meda Ann 

Belt, Oscar Lee.30 

Belt, Rosa Lena.30 

Belt, Thomas Hardwell.4, 29 

Belt, Walter Tilman.29 

Belt, William Claud.30 

Bennett, Charles.39,40 

Benton County. See Arkansas, Benton County 

Bigham. See also Appendix G 

Bigham, Elizabeth.10,13,19 

Black Hawk War.3, 4 

Black, John.13 

Blagg, Henry.48 

Blagg, Mary (Nix]. See Nix, Mary 

Blagg, Sarah.48 

Bonham. See Texas, Bonham 

Boonville. See Mississippi, Prentiss County, Boonville 

Bowles, James.42 

Boyette, Clarence Odell.34 

Boykin, Sarah Virginia.50 


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Brewster, Elizabeth ....See Rhone, Elizabeth (Brewster) 
Oliver 

Browning, Lucy Murrell. See Murrell, Lucy 

Browning, Samuel Luther.33 

Burgher, Dove S. (Rone). See Rone, Dovey S. 

Burgher, Joe Trousdale.6, 28 

Bynum, Will Edward.26 


c 

Cabarrus County. See North Carolina, Cabarrus County 


Cain, Tera Alice.26 

California.26 

Campbell, Eliza Jane.28 

Cannaday, Hugh.17 

Cannon's Mounted Tennessee Gunmen.5 

Carriker, Harley L.34 

Castor, Oliver Edward.32 

Cawthen, Minnie.33 

Chapman, Henrietta.50 

Chase, Frank.28 

Chastain, Amanda Jane.33 

Chastain, Geneva.33 

Chastain, Georgia L.33 

Chastain, Lauria.33 

Chastain, Martha Ann (Rone). See Rone, Martha Ann 

Chastain, Martha E.33 

Chastain, Rosa Lee.33 

Chastain, William Lafayette.33 

Cheairs, Sallie Jane.26 

Cherokee County. See Kansas, Cherokee County or 

Texas, Cherokee County 

Chickasaw Nation.5 

Choctaw Nation.5 

Christian church.4 

Civil War.3,48 

Clark, Lizzie Catherine.29 

Clevenger, Lizzie.29 

Clevenger, Rosa.30 

compulsory public education.1 

Confederacy.3, 5 

Cook, Thomas Seten.47 

Cooke County. See Texas, Cooke County 

Cooper, Clara L.32 

Copeland, Mary A.28 

Corinth. See Mississippi, Corinth 

Corn, Cora.32 

cotton weigher.6 

Counce, Hugh Camillus.51 

courthouse fire, 1863.19 

courthouse fire, 1865.22 

courthouse fire, 1882.22 


courthouse fire, 1934.19 

Cowsert, Martha Jane (Patton) See Patton, Martha Jane 

Cox, Benton Washington.51 

Cox, Margaret.30 

Cradit, Len Lomax.30 

Creason, Lucy Elizabeth.30 

Creason, Martha Ellen.30 

Creek War.5 

Crockett. See Texas, Crockett 

Crouse, Calloway.33 

Crouse, Charles Wilford.33 

Crouse, Delphia Irene.33 

Crouse, Lucy Jane (Rone). See Rone, Lucy Jane 

Crouse, Verna P.33 

Crowley, Leta Jane.30 

Cupp, James Monroe.47 


D 


Davis, Clarence Everett 

Dawkins, Myrlene. 

Democrat. 

Denham, Mr. 

Deshazer. 

Deshazier. 

Dickey, Maude Alice. 

Dinkins. 

Dinkins, R. J. 


.32 

.41 

...6 

.30 


. See Appendix G 

. See Appendix G 

.27 

See also Appendix G 
.10 


DNA Pool. See Rone DNA Pool 

D NA, Autosomal. See AncestryDNA 

DNA, Condensed Table of Results.39 

Dock. See Rone, Warren Donaldson 

Douglas County. See Oregon, Douglas County 

Downey, Easter Lucinda Catherine.32 

Duncan, Hugh A.33 

Dunn, Martin Scott.47 


E 


Earnest, Martha Elizabeth.50 

Ecke, George F.29 

Elder, Mattie A.49 

Eleventh Texas Calvary, Company A.5 

Elkhorn fight.5 

Elliott, William H.33 

England.8 

England, Middlesex, Marleyborne.8 


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F 


factoid.8 

Fain, Cordelia Ann.30 

Family History Library.19 

Fannin County. See Texas, Fannin County 

Farmer, Lucy.49 

Farmer, Trojan C.51 

feed store.6 

Fisher County. See Texas, Fisher County 

Flynt, Tokosan.50 

Fonville, F. F.48 

Ford, Martha Jane.8 

Fort Arbuckle.5 

Fort Smith.5 

Foster, Lizzie Alice.51 

Fowler, Altamira.4 

Fowler, Anna Bell.32 

Fowler, Belle (MNU]. See MNU, Belle 

Fowler, Benjamin Franklin.32 

Fowler, Cora Jane.32 

Fowler, Emaline.2, 4, 28, 32 

Fowler, Hugh Denselmore.32 

Fowler, Jack.32 

Fowler, Jesse G.4 

Fowler, Joseph Barton.32 

Fowler, Lena Mae.32 

Fowler, LeRoy P.4 

Fowler, Louanna Josephine (Rone) .See Rone, Louanna 
Josephine 

Fowler, Lucetta A.4 

Fowler, Martha Ann E.4 

Fowler, Mary Caroline.4 

Fowler, Newton Jasper.32 

Fowler, Robert.39 

Fowler, Sallie.32 

Fowler, Samuel.4 

Fowler, Sarah (Blagg). See Blagg, Sarah 

Fowler, Sarah Amanda.4 

Fowler, Sarah Ellen.32 

Fowler, Thomas Benton.4 

France.1 

Franken-Genealogy.2 

Franklin County. See North Carolina, Franklin County 

Franklin, Margaret (Taylor). See Taylor, Margaret 

Free, Jesse Buchanan.51 

Fulgham, Mary Alice.51 


G 

Gardner, Lillian Louella.50 


Gaston, Anderson Louis.31 

Gaston, Lillie May.31 

Gaston, Sarah D. (Rone). See Rone, Sarah D. 

Gates, Goda Margaret.50 

Georgia.10 

Germanic Rone clan.10 

Germanic Rone Clan.10 

Gibson, John H.49 

Gifford, Lula.26 

Gillock, Belle (Murrell). See Murrell, Belle 

Gillock, Felix.6 

Graham, Altamira (Fowler). See Fowler, Altamira 

Graham, Henry Faris.4 

grain, buying and shipping.6 

Granville County ..See North Carolina, Granville County 

Grayson County. See Texas, Grayson County 

Green, Andrew R.49 

Green, Etta M.51 

Green, Vienna (Rone). See Rone, Vienna 

Grimes, James Sterling.50 


H 


Hams’ Mississippi Cavalry, Company B.48 

Hardin County. See Tennessee, Hardin County 

Harkness, Robert John.49 

Harris, Captain Hugh.11 

Harris, Captain John.11 

Harrison, Thomas S.32 

Hatfield, Alexander H.51 

Hayes, H. H.6 

Hays, Susan (Murrell. See Murrell, Susan 

Hazzard. See Appendix G 

Hazzard, Catherine (Rone). See Rone, Catherine 

Hazzard, Cornelius.13 

Henderson, Sarah Eugenia.26 

Henderson, Thomas Otis.28 

Hendrickson, James Carson.33 

Hensley, James Baxter.33 

Henson, Alice.47 

Henson, Archibald Keith.46, 47 

Henson, Emma G.47 

Henson, Estella.47 

Henson, Henry M.47 

Henson, Joseph Stanford.47 

Henson, Joshua Taylor.47 

Henson, Lizzie (MNU). See MNU, Lizzie 

Henson, Margaret E. (Woodard). See Woodard, 

Margaret E. 

Henson, Minnie.47 

Henson, Rosa Lee.47 

Henson, Sarah Johnnie.47 


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Hill, Della. 

Hitt, Theodore. 

Holman, Martha H. 

Holt, Lanier. 

Hopkins County. 

Houston County. 

Huff, Deloris Francis.. 
Hunt, Charles Harvey. 
Hylton, Mary Ellen. 


.26 

.30 

.28,32 

.33 

See Texas, Hopkins County 
See Texas, Houston County 

.50 

.28 

.32 


/ 


Illinois Bend. 

Indian Territory. 

Indians. 

Inscoe, Evelyn Belle 

Iredell County. 

Ireland. 


.5 

.5 

.6 

.34 

See North Carolina, Iredell County 

. 2,8 


/ 


llwma45.39, 45 

Logan, Joseph Franklin.30 

logging.29 

Longfellow, Tom.39, 45 

Lovelady, Charles Hiram.50 

Lowery Creek.15 

Lowrey, Arthur.15 

Lowrey, James.15 

Lowrey, Jesse.15 

Lowrey, Mary (Mobley]. See Mobley, Mary 

Lowrey, Matthew.17, 52 

Lowrey, Middy.14,16,17, 37, 52, 53, 54 

Lowreys 

of Wake County, North Carolina. See Appendix B 

Lucas, John H.4 

Lucas, Robert G.50 

Lynches River.10 

Lyon, Edward Randolph.27 

Lyon, Effie Pearl.27 

Lyon, Lena Lucy.27 

Lyon, Sarah D. (Rhone]. See Rhone, Sarah D. 

Lyon, William Weaver.27 


Jackson County. See Mississippi, Jackson County - 

Jackson, Jacob Isaac.8 M 


K 


Kansas. 

Kansas, Cherokee County 

Keener, Willie. 

Kemper, Sarah Margaret.. 

Kentucky. 

Kentucky, Richmond. 

King, Rilla Esther. 

Knoxville. 

Koch, Barbara. 

Koch, Deborah. 


.28 

.32 

.29 

.31 

.6 

.5 

.30 

See Tennessee, Knoxville 

.45,46 

.39 


Lacy, L. Catherine (Rone]. See Rone, L. Catherine 

Lacy, Susan Elizabeth.49 

Lacy, W. H.49 

Leach, Lillie R.50 

Lee, General Robert E.5 

Liles, Nancy Caroline.49 

Limestone County. See Texas, Limestone County 

Lincoln County. See Tennessee, Lincoln County or 

North Carolina, Lincoln County 
Lindsay, Samuel P.13 


M.L. Martin's Texas Rangers, Company M.5 

Magers, Mary (Paysinger]. See Paysinger, Mary 

Malone, Steve.39,45 

Marleyborne. See England, Middlesex, Marleyborne 

Martin, Colonel M. L.5 

Martin, Elizabeth.13 

Martin, Isaac Milford.32 

Mashchenko, Ruthanne.39, 41, 45 

mason, stone and brick.3 

Masonic fraternity.7 

McCroskie, John.29 

McCubbin, Julia Ann.29 

McCulloch, General.5 

McDonald County. See Missouri, McDonald County 

McDonald, Harley Edgar.32 

McDonald, Myrtie Sarah.26 

McGee, Harvey H.50 

McNairy County. See Tennessee, McNairy County 

McNutt, Horace.28 

Mecklenburg County See North Carolina, Mecklenburg 
County 

Merideth, Caroline (Rhone]. See Rhone, Caroline, See 

Rhone, Caroline 

Merideth, Dora Mae.26 

Merideth, Green W.23, 25, 26 

Merideth, James Mobley.26 

Merideth, Jonathan.26 


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Merideth, Nancy.26 

Merritt, Mr.34 

Methodist church.6 

Miller, Jerome.30 

Milligan, James Grant.4 

Milligan, Martha Elizabeth.30 

Milligan, Mary Caroline (Fowler]. See Fowler, Mary 

Caroline 

Mills, Calvina Malinda.30 

Mills, George Washington.32 

millwright.3 

Mississippi.3, 35 

Mississippi, Alcorn County.49, 51 

Mississippi, Corinth.5 

Mississippi, Jackson County.46 

Mississippi, Prentiss County.49, 51 

Mississippi, Prentiss County, Boonville.48 

Mississippi, Tishomingo County.21, 48 

Missouri.6 

Missouri, McDonald County.32, 33 

Missouri, Newton County.32 

Missouri, Ray County.2, 3, 4, 5, 28, 29, 30, 32, 48 

MNU, Anna Maria.8 

MNU, Beatrice Roberta.30 

MNU, Belle.32 

MNU, Creasy.12,16,37 

MNU, Ethel.50 

MNU, Eunice Mae.30 

MNU, Fannie.50 

MNU, Lizzie.47 

MNU, Maude C.49 

MNU, Rutha.16, 54 

MNU, Sarah P.23 

Mobley.15 

Mobley, Dorcas (Read]. See Read, Dorcas 

Mobley, Mary.17, 52 

Mobley, Mordecai.17, 52 

Mobleys 

of Wake County, North Carolina. See Appendix B 

Montague County. See Texas, Montague County 

Montgomery, Glenn.40 

Montgomery, William Thomas.50 

Morgan, Ida Ann.26 

Morrison, Captain Alexander.11 

Moss, Thomas J.34 

Murrell, Belle.6 

Murrell, George.6 

Murrell, Jesse C.6 

Murrell, Joe N.6 

Murrell, John A.6 

Murrell, Lucy.6 

Murrell, Mary Elizabeth.6, 28 

Murrell, Samuel B.6 


Murrell, Susan.6 

Murrell, Thomas.6 

Murrell, William.6 


N 


Nacogdoches County ...See Texas, Nacogdoches County 

Nelson, Mary Ann Evelyn.26 

New Light. See North Carolina, New Light 

Newton County. See Missouri, Newton County 

Nicholson, Jessie A.49 

Nix, Mary.48 

Noblitt, Leonard Leroy.34 

Nolan County. See Texas, Nolan County 

North Carolina.2, 3, 8, 23, 26, 48 

North Carolina, Cabarrus County.11 

North Carolina, Franklin County.15 

North Carolina, Granville County.15 

North Carolina, Iredell County.11 

North Carolina, Lincoln County.13, 24 

North Carolina, Mecklenburg County...3,10,11,12,13, 

14,15,35, 48,52,55 

District 2.11 

North Carolina, New Light.15 

North Carolina, Raleigh.15 

North Carolina, Union County.10 

North Carolina, Wake County.12,14,15,17, 52, 55 

North Carolina, Wake Forest.15 


o 


Oakes, Myrtle E. 

Oakland. 

oilfields. 

Oliver, John Champion. 

Oliver, Price. 

Oliver, Thomas W. 

O'Mara, Mary Margaret. 

Oregon, Douglas County. 

Oregon, Oakland. 

Osbourn, Viller Blackborn. 
Oxford English Dictionary. 


.34 

.See Oregon, Oakland 

.6 

.23 

.23 

.26 

.28 

.28 

.4 

.33 

.1 


P 

.50 

See Texas, Palestine 

. See Appendix G 

.13 

.4 


Pace, Ira Olney. 

Palestine. 

Parrish. 

Parrish, Fanny. 

Patton, Martha Jane 


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Paw. See Rone, William Henry Harrison 

Pecan County. See Texas, Pecan County 

Perkins, Patrick Henry.49 

Perryville.5 

Peters, Kimberly.42 

Petree, Frederick Benjamin.30 

Petree, John Wesley.4 

Porter, Captain William.11 

Porter, Eliza.50 

Powell, James Henry.49 

Prater, Mary.10,13, 26 

Prater, Nathan.10,13,19 

Prather. See Prater 

Prentiss County. See Mississippi, Prentiss County 

Price, Ava Viola.49 

Price, William Samuel.50 

Prichard, Benjamin Franklin.30 


R 


Raines, Eliza or Louisa J.26 

Raleigh. See North Carolina, Raleigh 

Ramsey, Mary Frances.50 

Ray County. See Missouri, Ray County 

Ray, John H.17 

Read, Dorcas.17 

Read, Elizabeth.52 

Ream, Nettie Madge.32 

Reaves. See Reeves 

Red River Valley.5, 6 

Reed, Jonathan.13 

Reeves, Samuel.14,15 

Rhone. See also Roan, Roane, Rone 

Rhone River.1 

Rhone, Adda.26 

Rhone, Caroline.23, 25, 26, 39, 41, 54 

Rhone, Elizabeth (Brewster) Oliver.23, 24 

Rhone, George Mobley.26 

Rhone, George W.23, 25, 26, 39, 41, 54 

Rhone, Harvey Newton.24, 26, 54 

Rhone, Hattie.26 

Rhone, James Franklin.26 

Rhone, James M.23, 26, 54 

Rhone, Jessie Dee.27 

Rhone, John Lawrence.26 

Rhone, Malinda R.23, 26, 54 

Rhone, Mary (Prater). See Prater, Mary 

Rhone, Mobley H....2, 3, 8,10,11,13,16,17,19, 22, 23, 
24, 27, 35, 37, 39,41, 45, 52, 54, 55 

Children and Grandchildren of.26 

Rhone, Richard.39, 41, 45 

Rhone, Sarah D.23, 27, 54 


Rhone, Sarah Grace.26 

Rhone, Sarah P. (MNU) Shirley. See MNU, Sarah P. 

Rhone, Sylvanus L.23, 26, 54 

Rhone, unnamed male.26 

Rhone, W. T.27 

Rhone, William.23, 27 

Rhone, William "WT".54 

Rhones, Early 

of Texas. See Appendix A 

Rice, Eliza Jane.28 

Richardson, Mary Alice.29 

Richardson, William Richard.27 

Richmond. See Texas, Richmond 

Ritter, Martha Ann (Fowler). See Fowler, Martha Ann 

Ritter, Moses F.4 

Roan. See also Roane, Rhone, Rone 

Roan, Henry Junior.8 

Roan, Henry Senior.8 

Roan, Samuel Hastings A.42 

Roane. See also Rhone, Roan, Rone 

Roane, Almeda Gertrude.50 

Roane, Cora Belle.50 

Roane, Francis Landon.50 

Roane, James Henry.50 

Roane, John Edward.50 

Roane, Katherine B.50 

Roane, Lois.50 

Roane, Susan.50 

Roane, Thomas Asbury.50 

Rocky River.11 

Rone. See also Rhone, Roan, Roane 

Rone clan, Germanic. See Germanic Rone clan 

Rone DNA Pool.36,39,45 

Rone, Alexander F. M.42 

Rone, Allen N.30 

Rone, Anna Florence.30 

Rone, Anna Maria (MNU). See MNU, Anna Maria 

Rone, Baxter Aaron.51 

Rone, Beatrice Agnes.30 

Rone, Beatrice Roberta (MNU). See MNU, Beatrice 

Roberta 

Rone, Bertha Ann.51 

Rone, Catherine.13,16,19, 37 

Rone, Charles.33 

Rone, Charles L.50 

Rone, Charles Yater.51 

Rone, Clara Ann.50 

Rone, Clara S.34 

Rone, Clem. See Rone, Clement 

Rone, Clement. 11,12,13,15,16,19, 37, 42,43, 44, 45, 

52 

Descendants of. See Appendix G 

Rone, Clifford Aleta.51 


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Rone, Cora Alice.29 

Rone, Coy Cebron.51 

Rone, Creasy (MNU). See MNU, Creasy 

Rone, Daisy.29 

Rone, Dortha Lorene.32 

Rone, Dove S.6, 28 

Rone, Edgar Francis.50 

Rone, Edgar Lowery.28 

Rone, Edmond.33 

Rone, Elizabeth (Bigham). See Bigham, Elizabeth 

Rone, Elizabeth (Martin). See Martin, Elizabeth 

Rone, Ella.33 

Rone, Elmer Grady.50 

Rone, Elva Eiectra.30 

Rone, Elwood Bell.6, 28 

Rone, Emaline (Fowler). See Fowler, Emaline 

Rone, Emily Elizabeth.8 

Rone, Emma.30 

Rone, Emma L.6, 28 

Rone, Emma May.32 

Rone, Ethel (MNU). See MNU, Ethel 

Rone, Eula Mae.50 

Rone, Eunice Mae (MNU). See MNU, Eunice Mae 

Rone, Everett Ellis.30 

Rone, Fannie (MNU). See MNU, Fannie 

Rone, Fanny (Parrish). See Parrish, Fanny 

Rone, Floice Franklin.30 

Rone, Frank Henderson.28 

Rone, George.33, 39 

Rone, George Anderson.29 

Rone, George Dewey.30 

Rone, George Milo.4, 30, 54 

Rone, Glennie Sue.51 

Rone, Grace.30 

Rone, Grace Louverna.33 

Rone, Harbert.13,16,19, 37 

Rone, Harvey Newton.42 

Rone, Henry 

of Marshall County, TN. See Appendix F 

of South Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. See 

Appendix D 

Rone, Henry b. 1883.51 

Rone, Henry Junior.10 

Rone, Henry P.14 

Rone, Henry Pierce.8 

Rone, Henry Senior.10 

Rone, Homer Harrison.29 

Rone, Isaac Newton.43 

Rone, James Eli.33 

Rone, James Henry.48, 54 

Rone, James Nelson.32, 54 

Rone, James Rile.30 

Rone, James T.50 


Rone, Jennie.51 

Rone, Jessie S.49 

Rone, John (of Mississippi).3,13, 52 

Rone, John (son of Clement).16,19, 37,42 

Rone, John David.48, 50, 54 

Rone, John Landon.51 

Rone, John Lawrence.40 

Rone, John Nelson.33 

Rone, Joseph.34, 54 

Rone, Joseph Aaron.50 

Rone, Joseph R.40, 48, 50, 54 

Rone, Joseph Randolph.50 

Rone, Junior.31 

Rone, L. Catherine.48,49, 54 

Rone, Landon Cabot.39,40, 48, 51, 54 

Rone, Leona Leta.29 

Rone, Lillian Bertha.30 

Rone, Lillie Katherine.51 

Rone, Louanna.34, 39 

Rone, Louanna Josephine.32, 54 

Rone, Louis Earnest.50 

Rone, Louisa M.31, 54 

Rone, Lucinda.33 

Rone, Lucy Jane.33, 54 

Rone, Lula.30 

Rone, Margaret (Taylor) Franklin See Taylor, Margaret 

Rone, Margaret A.48, 49, 54 

Rone, Margaret C.49 

Rone, Margaret E.39 

Rone, Martha Ann.33, 39, 54 

Rone, Martha E.34 

Rone, Martha H. (Holman). See Holman, Martha H. 

Rone, Mary Anna.33, 51 

Rone, Mary Elizabeth.34 

Rone, Mary Elizabeth (Murrell). See Murrell, Mary 

Elizabeth 

Rone, Mary J.42 

Rone, Mathew Anderson.4, 31, 54 


Rone, Mathew L.... 2, 3,4, 8, 9,10,11, 13,15,16,17, 25, 
28,35,37,39,48,52, 54,55 


Children and Grandchildren of.28 

Rone, Mattie Lenore.51 

Rone, Meda Ann.4, 29, 39, 54 

Rone, Merica Mabel.28 

Rone, Michael.40 

Rone, Middy (Lowrey). See Lowrey, Middy 

Rone, Milo Thomas.30 

Rone, Minnie E.49 

Rone, Myrtle.6, 28 

Rone, Nancy Adaline.44 

Rone, Nathaniel Henderson.4, 28, 54 

Rone, Ora Betty May.51 

Rone, Pauline.34 


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Rone, Percival (?).50 

Rone, Perrie D.29 

Rone, Rebecca Mae.34 

Rone, Rebeccahl5,16, 36, 39,45, 46, 47, 52, 53, 54, 55 

Children and Grandchildren of.47 

DNA Analysis.36 

Rone, Robert.39 

Rone, Robert Jackson.43 

Rone, Robert Roy.29 

Rone, Rutha (MNU). See MNU, Rutha 

Rone, Samuel (son of Mathew).4, 28, 54 

Rone, Samuel b. 1894.33 

Rone, Samuel Fowler.30 

Rone, Samuel Junior3, 16, 21, 25, 36, 37, 39, 40, 45, 48, 
49,52,53, 54,55 

Children and Grandchildren of.49 

DNA Analysis.36 

Rone, Samuel Richard.48, 49, 54 

Rone, Samuel Senior ...11,12,13,14,15,17,19, 36, 37, 
38, 39,40, 41, 45,48, 52, 53, 54, 55 

Rone, Sarah Adaline.28 

Rone, Sarah D.31, 54 

Rone, Solomon.13,16,19, 37,42 

Rone, Stella Jan.34 

Rone, Susannah H. (Anderson).See Anderson, 

Susannah H. 

Rone, T. J.5, 6, 54 

Rone, T.J.2, 3, 4, 5,14, 24, 28 

Rone, Thomas J. See Rone, T.J. 

Rone, Vienna.21,48, 49, 54 

Rone, Warner Willis.32, 33 

Rone, Warren Donaldson.29 

Rone, Wiley Holman.33, 54 

Rone, William (son of Clement).... 10,11,13,15,16,19, 
37,43,44 

Rone, William Franklin.30 

Rone, William Henderson.29 

Rone, William Henry.32 

Rone, William Henry Harrison.4, 28, 39, 54 

Rone, William Junior.11,12,15,16, 52 

Rone, William Marvin.51 

Rone, William Mathew.32 

Rone, William Samuel b. 1876.50 

Rone, William Samuel b. 1884.51 

Rone, William Samuel b. 1887.50 

Rone, William Senior.11,12,16, 25, 37,45, 52, 54 

Rone, Willis Warner.54 

Rone, Wilson Simpson.33, 54 

Rone, Woodrow Wilson.34 

Rones 


of North Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. See 

Appendix C 


of South Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. See 


Appendix D 

of Tennessee. See Appendix E 

of Wake County, North Carolina. See Appendix B 

Rowan. See Rone or Rhone 

Rucker, Anderson.48 

Russell, Lester C.50 

Rutherford, Clara Jane.33 


Sachtjen, Ellen C.32 

Saint Jo. See Texas, Saint Jo 

Salt Lake City. See Utah, Salt Lake City 

San Antonio. See Texas, San Antonio 

Sandstrom, John F.30 

Sartin, Mike.51 

sawmills.29 

Schell, Marie M.33 

Schenewerk, Gladys Elizabeth.30 

Scoggins, Martha Jane.33 

Scotland.2, 8 

Searcy, Daniel D.30 

Shelton, Thelma Lorene.30 

Shirley, Nathaniel.23 

Shirley, Sarah P. (MNU). See MNU, Sarah P. 

Shockley, Leslie.42 

Smart, J. Dennis.41 

Smith, Deloris Francis (Huff) ...See Huff, Deloris Francis 

Smith, General Kirby.5 

Smith, Gordon Taylor.49 

Smith, Isaac David.51 

Smith, Lourinda.39, 40 

Smith, Mary (Paysinger) Magers.46, See Paysinger, 

Mary 

Smith, Sarah Ann.32 

Sorenson, Beth.41 

Sours Lucas, Lucetta A. (Fowler) See Fowler, Lucetta A. 

Sours, Thomas H.4 

South Carolina.10 

Spain, Aaron.49 

Spain, Alexander.49 

Spain, Alonzo F.49 

Spain, Catherine A.49 

Spain, James William.49 

Spain, John Samuel.49 

Spain, Joseph.49 

Spain, Lydia Eugenia.49 

Spain, Margaret A. (Rone). See Rone, Margaret A. 

Spain, Maude C. (MNU).See MNU, Maude C. 

Spain, Oscar.49 

Spain, Susan Eudora.49 


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Spain, Vienna (Rone) Green. See Rone, Vienna 

Stafford v. King.22 

Staggs. See Appendix G 

Stephens, Franklin Pierce.31 

Stouder, Louis J.34 

Stovall, James Granville.27 

Strate, Daniel N.32 

Sugar Creek.13 

Suggs, Stella.50 

Summers, Earnest Raymond.34 

Sweatman, Ola Jane.30 

Switzerland.1 


Texas, Wise County. 

Thompson, Jesse. 

Thompson, John S. 

Thompson, Stella Lugene... 

Tishomingo County. 

County 

Toney, George Harvey. 

Toney, Malinda R. (Rhone) 

Toney, Mary Angeline. 

Toney, William Thomas. 

tornado, 1863. 

Trim, Sallie E. 

Tuley, Wyatt Pixley. 


.50,51 

.23 

.48 

.51 

See Mississippi, Tishomingo 

.26 

. See Rhone, Malinda R. 

.26 

.26 

.19 

.24,26 

.29 


T 

Talladega County. See Alabama, Talladega County 


Taylor, John Henry.51 

Taylor, Margaret.12,16 

Tennessee.3 

Tennessee Supreme Court.48 

Tennessee, Bedford County.. 2, 4,13,15,19, 21, 28, 36, 

48, 49, 52, 55, See Appendix E 

Tennessee, Hardin County.19, See Appendix E 

Tennessee, Knoxville.5 

Tennessee, Lincoln County.15,19, 36, 45,46, 47,48, 

52, 55, See Appendix E 

District 11.13,19 

District 17.46 

District 18.14,19 

Tennessee, McNairy County.51 

Texas General Land Office.22 

Texas Supreme Court.22 

Texas, Anderson County.22, 24, 26, 27, 53 

Texas, Bonham.5 

Texas, Cherokee County.22 

Texas, Cooke County.2, 5, 6, 28, 50 

Texas, Crockett.3, 27 

Texas, Fannin County.5, 6 

Texas, Fisher County.27 

Texas, Grayson County.5, 49 

Texas, Hopkins County.51 

Texas, Houston County.22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 53 

Texas, Limestone County.27 

Texas, Montague County.2, 6, 7, 50 

Texas, Nacogdoches County.22 

Texas, Nolan County.50 

Texas, Palestine.3, 22, 24 

Texas, Pecan County, Bexar District.24 

Texas, Republic of.22, 24 

Texas, Richmond.5 

Texas, Saint Jo.2, 6 

Texas, San Antonio.27 


u 

Union County. See North Carolina, Union County 

Utah, Salt Lake City.2,19 


V 


Vandorn, General.5 

Vaughn, Keary.39, 41 

Vice, George Mack.32 

Vice, Lonnie.39,45 

Virginia.52 


w 


Wake County. See North Carolina, Wake County 

Wake Forest. See North Carolina, Wake Forest 

Walfenberger, Myrtle Rebecca.33 

Walker, Karen.39,45 

Washington County. See Arkansas, Washington County 

Watson, James.30 

Watson, Sarah Emily.30 

Watson, William Edward.29 

Wayland, Nora Loretta (born Rhone).27 

Wayland, Ruth.27 

Welch, Jesse.33 

White, Dovie L.33 

Whitehead, Sudie.51 

Whitley, G. W.24 

Williams, Pearl.28 

Williams, Rose Francis.32 

Wilson, Iva Belle.29 

Wilson, Marilyn.40 

Wise County. See Texas, Wise County 

Wise, William Warin.47 

Woodard, Alice.46,47, 54 


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Woodard, Caroline.46,47, 54 

Woodard, James S.36, 45,46,47 

Woodard, Margaret E.46, 47, 54 

Woodard, Martha.46, 47, 54 

Woodard, Rebeccah (Rone]. See Rone, Rebeccah 

Woodard, Thomas.46, 47, 54 

Woodard, William D.46 


Woodward 


See Woodard 


Y 


Yoakum, Gladys May.29 

Young, Ida M.33 


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